49 F. average high on March 30.
50 F. high on March 30, 2012.
Trace of snow left in the Twin Cities.
Freezing: predicted high on Monday. Wind chills dip into the teens.
70F ? ECMWF model is hinting at 70 a week from tomorrow.
* Map above shows ECMWF predicted temperatures at 1 pm Monday.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Lingering clouds, a few flurries. Low: 21
Q: How would melting Arctic ice lead to cold snaps?
A: The theory is the loss of sea ice means more heat is released from the open ocean, warming the layer of polar air over the water. That reduces the temperature and air pressure differentials with more southern latitudes, increasing the likelihood of a negative state in the atmospheric circulation..."
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