14 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.
23 F. average high on January 14.
21 F. high on January 14, 2012.
Trace of snow reported at MSP International Monday evening.
Subzero highs a week from today? Next Tuesday may be the coldest day of winter with wind chill values dipping to -20.
3.7" snow so far this season at Kansas City.
1.3" snow so far this winter in Chicago.
35 F. low at LAX International Airport in Los Angeles Monday morning, the coldest in 23 years - tying the old record low set in 1990. The all-time record low for L.A.? 28, most recently set in 1949. NBC Southern California has details.
* here's a chronological look at all the climate segments I've prepared, available on YouTube (latest clips at screen bottom).
are not unusual for the area. The primary cause for the warmup is the configuration of the Jet Stream, the fast-moving river of air that circles the Earth and drives the weather below."
Photo credit above: "Between 30% and 50% or 1.2-2bn tonnes of food produced around the world never makes it on to a plate." Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
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- Average oilsands production is significantly more greenhouse gas-intensive than conventional oil production.
- Oilsands are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
- Alberta’s greenhouse gas regulations do not result in meaningful reductions in emissions from oilsands operations.
- Large-scale carbon capture and storage for oilsands emissions is unlikely due to high capital cost and lack of regulatory driver..."
Minnesota experienced in 2011:
- Record-breaking heat in 13 counties and a total of 16 broken heat records
- Record-breaking rainfall in 21 counties and a total of 34 broken rainfall records
- Record-breaking snow in 16 counties and a total of 21 broken snowfall records
- Extreme flooding