September 29, 2012: last time it got this warm in the metro area (82F).
64 F. average high for April 28.
51 F. high on April 28, 2012.
1"+ rain possible latter half of this week.
Ice-out on most metro area lakes within the next 2 days.
Photo credit: Seth Perlman / AP. "Steve Peters uses a make shift bridge to access dry land in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Illinois River crested at 29.35 feet, eclipsing a 70-year record in Peoria."
On April 28 in Twin Cities Weather History (courtesy of the Twin Cities National Weather Service):
1984: Late season snow blankets the Twin Cities with 6.6 inches.
1940: Heavy rains in Duluth with 3.25 inches of rain.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clouds increase - showers possible late, especially central/northern Minnesota. Low: 50
Photo credit: "Solar panels in the Sino-Singapore Eco-city near Tianjin on June 11, 2012." (AFP/File, Ed Jones)
Image above: AP.
Graphic credit above: 398.36 ppm. The very latest CO2 concentrations can be found at The Keeling Curve web site, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
• Completely contrary to the popular contrarian myth, global warming has accelerated, with more overall global warming in the past 15 years than the prior 15 years. This is because about 90% of overall global warming goes into heating the oceans, and the oceans have been warming dramatically.
• As suspected, much of the 'missing heat' Kevin Trenberth previously talked about has been found in the deep oceans. Consistent with the results of Nuccitelli et al. (2012), this study finds that 30% of the ocean warming over the past decade has occurred in the deeper oceans below 700 meters, which they note is unprecedented over at least the past half century..."