March: +4.2°F increase
November: +2.9°F increase"
Named Storm Days (60.1) 50
Hurricanes (6.5) 4
Hurricane Days (21.3) 16
Major Hurricanes (2.0) 2
Major Hurricane Days (3.9) 4
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (92) 75
Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (103%) 85
* Numbers in ( ) represent medians based on 1981-2010 data.
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Active Early Week
Weather conditions across the country look to remain somewhat active through the early week time frame, but not quite as active as it was over the past couple of weeks. According to NOAA's SPC, there is a risk of severe weather on Sunday and Monday across parts of the Central US. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes maybe possible.
Active Start to April
According to NOAA's SPC, there have been nearly 550 severe weather reports through April 5th! While most of the reports have been either hail or wind reports, 45 of those have been tornadoes!
Here's an interesting map that shows the average severe weather probabilities for this time of the year and note that the highest concentration is across the Southern US and especially near the Arklatex region.
According to NOAA's SPC, the PRELIMINARY tornado count for 2017 is at 511 (thru April 7). Interestingly, this is the highest number of tornado reports (thru April 7) since 2008 when 545 tornadoes were reported through that time frame. The 2005-2015 average number of tornado reports through April 7 is 270.
Soggy Sunday ahead. A few strong storms south?
By Todd Nelson, filling in for Douglas."Can we fill up the kiddie pool?" I was asked eagerly by my 5 year old yesterday as he was running around the yard. "Not yet buddy, wait until it hits 80 degrees," I said. I guess have a promise to keep now, don't I?
70 degrees in April does something to a Minnesotans' psyche. It gets us all worked up. From long lines at city compost sites to frenzied activity at garden centers, many had a serious case of spring fever! It was the warmest day since early November, nearly 5 months ago!
A fairly robust storm system scoots through the Upper Midwest with scattered showers and storms, some of which could be strong to severe across parts of southern Minnesota later Sunday. Lingering rain showers mix with a few wet flakes late Monday as temperatures drop in the wake of the system. Parts of central Minnesota could end up with 1 to 2 inches of soaking rains, which will help alleviate some of the wildfire concerns until we green up.
After a brief cool down, temps look to rebound back into the 60s later this week. Spring has sprung!
Average: Low: 34F (Record: 15F set in 1997)
*Daylight Gained Since Winter Solstice (December 21st): ~4 hours & 28 minute
2.0 Days until Full Pink Moon