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Saturday, February 12, 2011
More of the same
Todd's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Another clipper rolls through with breezy winds and a light wintry mix across northern Minnesota. Winds: WSW 10-20mph gusts to 30mph. High: 38.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Breezy with a flurry or two possible, mainly in northern Minnesota. Winds: WSW 10-20mph. Low: 25
MONDAY: Breezy with AM Flurries possible north, then clearing with winds tapering through the day. High: 35
I'm bummed I forgot about Hockey Day in Minnesota yesterday. Growing up, skating, on the frozen winter ponds in the state of Minnesota, I take my hockey seriously. Forgetting such a special day, I'm quite disappointed in myself... How could I do such a thing? Maybe it's because most of my time is consumed by my 19 month old son, already walking (or should I say running) and talking.
Hockey Day in Minneosta - Saturday February 12th Moorehead, MN
In it's 5 years of existence, weather conditions have been brutal for the outdoor boys high school hockey games. Double digits below zero wind chill values and snow drifts covering the ice during the 2008 games in Baudette, was the most interesting year. 2011 was quite a bit more enjoyable for folks who attended the event in Moorehead, however, mild afternoon temps made the ice slow and slushy for the 2nd game, not the ideal ice conditions you'd hope for, but still good hockey regardless.
More of the Same...
Mild weather conditions region-wide will continue over the next several days with many locations across the central and southern part of the state reaching 40F or more a few times through next week.
A fast moving clipper system will slide along the international border today and crank up winds to 30mph at times. There will also be a chance for a few flurries or light snow showers across the northern part of the state. Flurries will be possible early Monday, but skies should clear through the day behind the clipper as winds taper and temperatures, again, climb into the 30s. It'll be fairly quiet and mild this week until Friday.
Friday Precipitation Chance - Rain to Snow with Light Accumulations Possible
Colder Behind the System - Highs in the 20s Next Weekend - Not Arctic!!
There's a stronger storm heading our way Friday; a rain/snow mix and maybe some light accumulations will be possible. High temps in the 20s will follow for the weekend. Have a good Sunday - Todd Nelson