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 By Dave Anderson    News    October 4, 2019

Warmer month upon us

This past September, we had some tornado trouble in a month that turned out to be warmer than normal when averaged out. September’s departure from normal mean temperature was 4 degrees. Using that...

 

Expect a cool, wet month

Last month, I mentioned how I inherited weather almanacs from the 1920s to the 1990s from a farmer who had passed away. Well, I also have a stack of National Geographic issues from the 1910s to the...

 
 By Dave Anderson    News    August 9, 2019

Dogged heat may stay at bay in August

An old farmer I knew passed away, and my part of the inheritance was a big box of old almanacs dating back to 1925. There were plenty of Farmer’s and Old Farmer’s almanacs and several other...

 
 By Dave Anderson    News    July 5, 2019

As one might expect, temps are on the rise

July is always an important anniversary for me. After being a janitor at Channel 3 for more than a year, the bosses there showed no sign of promoting me; so, on July 2, 1987 I started at Channel 6 on...

 
 By Dave Anderson    Outdoors    June 7, 2019

A normal weather pattern may be setting in for June

May's weather was full of cold mayhem around here this year. The snowstorm that brought close to a foot of snow to some towns on May 19th was the latest measurable snow in recorded history at least...

 

Winter ends with near-normal temperatures

Spring seems to be here - and if not, at least the promise of spring is finally in the air after a good five months of winter. But I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Last year, the last...

 

The cold will continue in March

The wind chill factor was developed by a fellow named Paul Siple in the late 1930s while he was on a research assignment in Antarctica for the U.S government. We knew we’d be getting into World War...

 

Cold snaps and warm spells will battle for dominance in February

Last month, retired lead forecaster Craig Sanders of the National Weather Service Duluth Forecast Office noted signs of the dreaded "polar vortex" returning in late January of this year. It sure...

 

Despite a cold snap or two, January should be mild

Every new year makes me ponder the past and how things have changed. When I first became Jack McKenna's computer graphic artist back in 1987, TV weather in our region was only one year removed from...

 

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