Friday, February 12, 2010

Thinking Warm Thoughts

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you were able to sleep in a bit today and are enjoying your day off, though, if you are a weekend warrior (like myself) I feel you! You may be a bit more tired today after watching the countless number of some of the most amazing athletes from around the world march into BC Place Stadium in Vancouver British Columbia. Unfortunately, the games are shadowed by shocking news of a 21 year old Georgian Luger who crashed a few hours before the opening ceremony. Interestingly, the Vancouver Luge/skeleton/Bob Sled race track is dubbed as the fastest course in the world, where speeds can climb to as high as the low to mid 90's! I have to admit, I went into the evening with a heavy heart, but to see the Georgians march into the stadium after such a tragic event and to have the 'world' give them a standing ovation was uplifting.

Nodar Kumaritashvili 1989 - 2010

Thinking Warm Thoughts

Have you been too cold lately? These numbers might help out a little. Don't be alarmed if you have a quick flashback to summer-like feelings or a warm tingling sensation when I read some of these numbers.

Normal High Temperatures:
Today - February 13th ..... 28 degrees
End of the Month - February 28th ..... 34 degrees
First day of Spring, March 20th, only 35 days away! ..... 42 degrees
End of April ..... 63 degrees
End of May ..... 75 degrees
End of June ..... 82 degrees

Did that help any? I like a good snow storm, but I am an even bigger fan of a rain/thunderstorm... I think I can smell the fresh rain now - SIGH

Here's a picture that I took one summer evening a few years back
I was pretty lucky to get this picture:

Back to reality
As we step back into our bodies and take a look outside, you'll see lots of ice and snow and when you put your nose into the wind, you'll have no doubt that it's still winter. However, at least the sun is feeling decent at this stage of the game.

A clipper will roll through just southwest of us today, keeping the accumulating snow well away from us. We may get a few flurries out of this one, but our next best chance of snow won't swing in until late Sunday. Even then, it appears our snow chances are limited.

Interested in Canadian Weather? Vancouver Weather?
Canada has a government weather office, see here

Todd's Outlook for the Twin Cities

Saturday: Some morning fog, then a mix of clouds and sun with a little light snow possible. Accumulations likely in far southwest MN. High 24

Saturday night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Low: 7

Sunday: Cupid sightings likely. Increasing clouds with flurries and light snow showers developing late. High 22

Monday (Presidents' Day): Mix of clouds and sun with some light snow early. High: 23

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, feeling warmer. High: 23

Wednesday: Looking bright, with increasing clouds late. High: 24

Thursday: Partly sunny with scattered light snow showers. High: 25

Friday: Mostly cloudy and a few flakes. High: 27

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