24 F. average high for January 23.
26 F. high on January 23, 2012.
2/10ths of an inch of snow fell on the metro early Wednesday morning.
1.6" snow so far in January, 7.6" less than normal, to date.
17.4" snow so far this winter. Average snowfall as of January 23: 31"
Thaw possible Sunday, likely by Monday.
"I've wondered for years how meteorologists measure the dewpoint when temperatures drop below 32F degrees. I'm thinking of a wet bulb freezing below 32F and yet see dewpoint readings down to single digits and even below zero."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
THURSDAY NIGHT: Light snow or flurries - dusting/coating possible. Low: 8
But this week I think the odds turned against the pipeline, for two reasons:
- Obama devoted far more of his second inaugural address to climate change than anybody expected — and framed the issue in stark, moral terms.
- The State Department decision won’t come until after March, which means it will almost certainly be made by the new Secretary, climate hawk John Kerry...."