41 F. high yesterday in Brainerd.
33 F. average high for February 27.
30 F. high on February 27, 2012.
Tomorrow: first day of "meteorological spring".
Monday: next chance of accumulating snow (maybe an inch or so, heavier amounts south).
Photo credit above: "Wes Anderson clears the driveway in front of his grandparent's house, Feb. 26 in Sedalia, Mo. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas with drifts more than 2 feet high." Sydney Brink / Sedalia Democrat / AP
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
** photo above courtesy of Marlo Lundy and WeatherNation TV.
Graphic credit above: "Drought and heat have caused thinning of forest canopy in the eastern United States from 2000 to 2010, according to a NASA study released in this month. Green areas show increasing tree canopy whereas brown shades show a thinning. Four forest areas negatively affected are circled in red: Great Lakes, Southern Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern Coastal Plain." (Photo: NASA)