Trace of snow on the ground in the Twin Cities.
48 F. high on Thursday in the metro area.
81 F. high temperature a year ago today, on April 1, 2010.
.50 - .60" predicted precipitation Sunday into Monday morning, most of it falling as a cold rain.
Coating - 2" potential for wet snow in the metro area Sunday night into early Monday.
3-6" possible over parts of central/northern Minnesota from Sunday PM hours into Monday morning. Could be plowable.
60 F. predicted high a week from tomorrow, on April 9.
63 F. average high by April 30.
There's a ton to do with the family in St. Paul this weekend:
- Biking on Samuel Morgan Trail
- Chatting about weather with Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas
- A sneak preview of the History Center's new "Our Minnesota" exibit
- Learning about lakes with Minnesota author Darby Nelson
- Shows at the Ordway and Chamber Orchestra
- The list literally goes on and on.......
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Kahan grades people on two scales of cultural belief: individualists versus communitarians, based on the different importance people attach to the public good when balanced against individual rights; and hierarchists versus egalitarians, based on their views on the stratification of society. Republicans are more likely to be hierarchical-individualist, while Democrats are more often egalitarian-communitarian.Denial Of Climate Changes Is Dangerous And Irresponsible. A story from the Miami Herald: "My daughter, age 5, is a member. Chances are, so is a youngster you know. In fact, every child on Earth born after June 23, 1988, belongs to what I call Generation Hot. These 2 billion young people will spend the rest of their lives coping with the hottest, most volatile climate that civilization has ever known. Recently, I went to Capitol Hill with members of Generation Hot (and the Sierra Club, our country's largest grass-roots environmental organization) to confront the politicians whose denials and delay have done so much to land Generation Hot in this predicament. We wanted to know why my daughter and the other 2 billion members of Generation Hot have to suffer because Republicans in Congress refuse to accept what virtually every major scientific organization in the world, including our own National Academy of Sciences, has said: Man-made climate change is happening now and extremely dangerous. Sen. James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who has famously called climate change "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," told our group that "the science is mixed" and his scientists know better than ours. Frank Maisano, a public-relations consultant for big energy companies, told us that "the science doesn't matter"; what matters is what's politically feasible. "The science does matter," Caroline Selle, a member of our group who works for the Energy Action Coalition, responded in a blog the following day. Selle added: "We face a climate catastrophe that will define our generation and the future of our country, and the solutions to this crisis will create jobs and improve public health. So why aren't we acting? Unfortunately, the answer is simple: Capitol Hill is swarming with 'climate cranks' - politicians willing to trade our future for their own political gain."
People’s views on contentious scientific issues tend to reflect their position on these scales. For example, egalitarian-communitarians tend to accept the evidence that climate change is a threat, while hierarchical-individualists reject it."