Minnesota is the third-fastest warming state in the Union, according to a new report by Climate Central.
Global warming isn’t uniform. The continental U.S. has warmed by about 1.3°F over the past 100 years, but the temperature increase hasn’t been the same everywhere: some places have warmed more than others, some less, and some not much at all. Natural variability explains some of the differences, and air pollution with fine aerosols screening incoming solar radiation could also be a factor. Read the rest at Climate Central.
Video from citizen journalists who were on the scene to document the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit Northeast Minneapolis on May 22, 2011.
I’ve been playing around with an Aiptek 3D HD camcorder and fortunately for me, we’ve got a blizzard this weekend! This is what it was like driving through Minneapolis and Saint Paul in it today. You’ll need to be wearing 3D glasses and adjust the settings on the video from the 3D menu in the video player. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
So we had 17 inches of snow drop on us during the past two days and now we’re digging out. During the past 48 hours, MnDOT issued a weather advisory, telling people not to travel and they pulled their trucks from the road due to impassible conditions.
The New York Giants, on their way to Minnesota for a game against the Minnesota Vikings, were stranded in Kansas City, then the game scheduled for today, was postponed till Monday, then the Metrodome roof collapsed, forcing the league to move the game to Detroit’s Ford Field.