25 F. average high for February 2.
12 F. high temperature a year ago, February 2, 2011.
14.9" snow so far this winter at KMSP.
60.4" snowfall last winter as of February 2.
1-2 FEET of snow possible in Denver by Saturday morning, probably the biggest snowstorm of winter. Denver public schools are cancelled today.
Winter Storm Watch: posted for southwestern Iowa.
"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it." - Patrick Young. File photo is from 1993, when I covered the "Storm of the Century" for KARE-11. Good memories.
Photo credit above: Kiichiro Sato/AP. "A year ago on Feb. 2, 2011, hundreds of cars were stranded on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Ill., seen at left. The same stretch is seen on Wednesday."
Image credit above: "Winter temperatures in the contiguous U.S. during the period 1895 - 2011 increased at a rate of about 1.6°F per century. The warmest winter was 1999 - 2000, and the coldest was 1978 - 1979." Image credit: Weather Underground and NOAA/NCDC.
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." - Hal Borland
"No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather." - Michael Pritchard
WeatherNation. Coming (soon) to Minnesota. Stay tuned for launch details on America's newest all-weather channel.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: flickr/StephenZacharias
Q: Here's what people want to know. Is this global warming?
TW: Probably not. This is probably within the natural variability. If you look at the amount of snowfall we've had this year, it seems like it's a lot less than there's ever been. But in 2006, we actually had less at this point. That doesn't mean that the planet's not warming up. We're certainly losing ice from all the polar regions and all the icy spots around the globe."