28 F. average high for February 11.
21 F. high on February 11, 2012.
Trace of snow yesterday in the Twin Cities.
29.4" snowfall so far this winter.
14.9" snowfall last winter as of February 11, 2012.
6" snow on the ground at KMSP.
* the Hattiesburg EF-4 (with winds estimated as high as 170 mph) was on the ground for 20 miles, leaving behind a trail of damage, 82 injuries, but (miraculously) no fatalaties. The wedge tornado was clearly visible, striking after 5 pm local time, moving east at close to 50 mph. Had it been a month or two earlier twilight would have made the tornado difficult, even impossible to see, which could have resulted in a significant death toll. Details here.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
When: St. Thomas, February 20. Macalester College on February 21, and in Hayward, WI on February 21. The theme: "What I Love About Winter Weather".
Why: "To build an unstoppable movement toward climate stability and a smart, sustainable future for generations to come."
Details: at www.coolplanetmn.org
Get Involved: organizers are looking for investors, contributors, skiers and people interested in climate change to attend SPEAK UP!! (a climate leadership training program on Sunday, March 10; details to follow).
Image credit above: "Hurricane Katrina. Predicted changes in extremes include more record high temperatures; fewer but stronger tropical cyclones; wider areas of drought and increases in precipitation; increased climate variability; Arctic warming and attendant impacts; and continued sea level rise as greenhouse warming continues and even accelerates." (Credit: NOAA)