General, Write-a-palooza 2017

The Great Minnesota Cooldown

Monday morning when I woke up it was 50 degrees. On December 4th. In Minnesota. This is simply unacceptable, and thankfully the weather gods have heard our pleas. Overnight, into Tuesday morning, it is predicted to drop over 20 degrees in temperature, drop an inch of snow, and stay frigid cold all week long. This […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Wild crazy storms

As I sit in my office I hear a crack of thunder outside. The sky is dark, and with the tinted windows of my office building, it feels like it is night. This is the second storm we’ve had in a couple of days. A storm on Sunday left us with piles of hail that […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Some climate change science

This past weekend the wife and I got a chance to hear a talk at the North House Folk School about climate change. The speakers were Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner of Minnesota Public Radio, Dr. Jay Austin of the Large Lakes Observatory and Dr. Lee Froelich of the U of MN Center for Forest Ecology. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Holy cow the wind!

The last couple of days have been tremendously windy here in the Twin Cities. We’ve seen gusts up to 45-50 mph at times and everything is blowing around. It’s been a loud enough wind that it’s actually awoken me in the middle of the night on multiple occasions. Not from any debris hitting the house, […]

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