Just Like Old Times. I just wanted to say thanks to the 'CCO crew for making me feel welcome Wednesday night, when I stepped back into the station for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Don Shelby asked me to come back and do one last show on the air with him before he retires and passes the baton to Frank & Amelia next Monday. How can you say no to The Donald? Yes, Monday's show should be a real tear-jerker, at least for anyone who has watched Don for any part of his (amazing) nearly-40 year run here in the Twin Cities. I had a great time; it felt more like a little mini-reunion, seeing friends I hadn't seen in a long time. Surreal? Yes. But Chris helped me navigate the new weather system and I was able to bumble my way through a 3:00 weather segment, with time leftover to reminisce about shows (and bad haircuts) gone by. I had a great 10 year career at 4, and to be perfectly honest, an equally great time at KARE for 11 years. No regrets. But things usually happen for a reason - I subscribe to the theory that there are no coincidences. I'm probably better suited to the perils and crazy-pleasures of entrepreneurship, dreaming up and launching new (weather-related) companies. That's where I get my self-esteem. I loved the on-air years, met some incredible people along the way - but (as I told Don on and off the air), if you love what you're doing, if you're passionate, the future will kind of take care of itself. More (thoroughly unremarkable) moments from Wednesday night's show here.
Sunday Slush. The latest NAM/WRF model spits out about .10" liquid, roughly 1" of slushy snow on Sunday, best chance of some slippery roads coming Sunday morning.
Nuisance to Plowable? The GFS model prints out 1-2" of snow by midday Tuesday over the northern/western suburbs of the Twin Cities to St. Cloud, maybe as much as 2-4" west of the metro, near Willmar, Hutchinson and Windom.
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
FRIDAY NIGHT: Gusty, turning sharly colder. Low: 18
SATURDAY NIGHT: Chance of light snow/ice/rain late. Low: 26
FRIDAY (26th). Plenty of sun, still numbing. High: 25
SATURDAY (27th). Chance of light snow - nuisance accumulation possible. High: 30
SUNDAY (28th). Mostly cloudy, closer to average temperatures for late November. High: 33
OSLO - Less than 10 percent of the news articles written about last year's climate summit in Copenhagen dealt primarily with the science of climate change, a study showed on Monday.
Based on analysis of 400 articles written about the December 2009 summit, the authors of the report for Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism called for a rethinking of reporting on future such conferences.
Climate Change. Forget It. In the end the pragmatists may win out. The argument will shift from the science of climate change to climate security and energy independence. A thought-provoking commentary here.