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Showing posts from April, 2015

Snow, dry air, and wind dominate April

Snowfall followed by dry air: Many places around the state reported at least a trace of snow on April 21st (Tuesday) and 22nd (Wednesday), and some places reported measurable amounts.  The following were new daily record snowfalls amounts for April 21st: 4.0" at Isabella 1.5" at Embarrass, Kabetogama, and Ely In addition Orr reported 3.0", Tower 2.0", and International Falls 1.9" but these were not new record totals for the date.  Following the snow, the low temperature plunged to just 10°F at both Fosston and Embarrass, the coldest reading in the nation for April 23rd.  The snowfall rapidly melted due to temperatures rebounding closer to normal following the cold snap of April 20-23.  The temperature climbed all the way to 63°F at Luverne on Thursday.  Elsewhere temperatures climbed into the 50s F on Thursday (April 23), with unusually dry air.  In fact MSP set a new low dew point record for April 23 with an afternoon reading of just 1F, and a relat