52 F. average high for April 5.
56 F. high temperature a year ago, on April 5, 2011.
1.5" snow fell on the Twin Cities on April 5, 1964.
Frost likely in the metro area next Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Mild Into Sunday, Then A Flurry Of Jackets (And Frost). We knew it was inevitable, and a frost is still likely by the middle of next week. Expect low to mid 60s today, Saturday and Sunday - highs dipping into the 50s next week (brrr...). Frost potential will depend on a number of variables, including how quickly winds subside next week. My hunch: scattered frost Tuesday morning, a more widespread frost Wednesday morning, as winds ease up.
Photo credit above: "Local Dallas-Fort Worth television stations captured incredible video of two tractor-trailer trucks being picked up and tossed in the tornado on Tuesday." Courtesy: Climate Central and WFAA-TV in Dallas.
Photo credit above: "Residents salvaged what they could after several tornadoes touched down near Dallas on Tuesday, flattening houses. More than 600 homes were damaged, but remarkably nobody died. NBC's Lester Holt reports."
Photo credit above: "In this April 27, 2011, file photo a deadly tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. The National Weather Service is kicking off an experiment starting April 2, 2012 with a new kind of tornado warning that's aimed to scare people into seeking shelter.(AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton, File)."
Photo credit above: "Terri McKeever, left, and her husband Randy, right, talk as they collect personal items from their tornado damaged home Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Forney, Texas. The mayor of Forney, Texas, says it's "a real blessing" that nobody was killed in the community by the tornadoes that ripped through parts of the Dallas area yesterday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
GOOD FRIDAY: Sunny, breezy and beautiful. Winds: S 10-15. High: 64
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clouds increase. Low: 45
Photo credit above: James L. Stanfield
Photo credit above: "CarbonQuilt/Flickr."
Photo credit above: "This past winter was a far cry from the winter of 2011, when snowstorms were frequent and severe -- there was even snow on the beach at Rocky Neck State Park. (Stephen Dunn, Hartford Courant / February 9, 2011)Robert M. Thorson."
Photo credit above: "Credit: flickr/Rita Willaert."
Photo credit above: "Big changes are coming to Antarctica. PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN."