56 F. average high for April 11.
63 F. high temperature on April 11, 2011.
70+ F. temperatures possible Saturday.
.98" rain predicted for the Twin Cities by Sunday morning (NAM model).
Wet snow can't be ruled out Monday, even a light, slushy accumulation over central MN. Hey, I'm just the messenger.
70s, even a few 80s, predicted for the last week of April (GFS model).
1,500 average number of tornadoes every year across the USA.
1% percentage of tornadoes that will ever grow into devastating EF-4 or EF-5's.
Monday Flakes? I'm not so bold (insane) as to predict accumulating snow for the metro - yet, but there's a growing chance of flurries and snow showers Monday, probably melting on contact with air and ground temperatures well above freezing. I could see some slush over central Minnesota, maybe an inch or two? Hey, look at the time. Let's get off this topic...
Highlights from gainesville.com: “The week-old wildfire raging in North Florida has burned more than 25,000 acres so far and officials on Wednesday were expecting it to engulf another 10,000 in the coming days.” “An army of firefighters have managed to corral only 25 percent of what is being called the County Line Fire” “The blaze started April 5 on the boundary between Baker and Columbia counties by a lightning strike”
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