71 F. average high for May 21.
73 F. high temperature on May 21, 2011.
+5.8 F. May temperatures through the first 20 days of May are running nearly 6 degrees warmer than average.
1.32" rain predicted for the Twin Cities by Thursday afternoon.
90 F. possible Sunday afternoon, probably the hottest, most humid day of the holiday weekend - best day up at the lake?
Photo credit above: "FILE - This May 24, 2011 aerial file photograph shows a neighborhood destroyed by a powerful tornado in Joplin, Mo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday, May 30, 2011 that it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available."
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Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: "Markets have made a calmer start to the week." Photograph: Tony Gentile/REUTERS
Photo credit above: UAF/Nature Geoscience.
* the actual research paper from Nature.com is here.
- A reflection of the depletion of glaciers, the Glacier National Park in Montana, United States, has fewer than twenty-seven glaciers now, in comparison to over 150 glaciers in 1910. This is a decrease of about 87% in the number of glaciers.
- In 2004, it was reported that Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is losing about 4 inches annually because of global warming.
Photo credit above: "In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, organic dairy farmer Siobhan Griffin stands in a field with her cows a field at Raindance Farm in Westville, N.Y. While other states are reaping the wealth of the Marcellus Shale, New York has had a moratorium on drilling for four years while it overhauls regulations amid intense lobbying for a ban. Griffin, who raises grass-fed cows and sells organic cheese, doesn’t see gas as the answer. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)."