Does it seem as though the weather is a little "different" lately? Are you typically shoveling snow in April, pulling on your parka to protect against weeks of February-like wind chill? Minnesota's snow and rainfall amounts and intensity have changed and that has implications for our storm sewers and floodplains. Evidence suggests weather patterns are becoming more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, snowy winters, and flood events.
Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events here in Minnesota with the rapidly melting Arctic.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. public reception, 7:00 p.m. lecture
Location: St. Paul Student Center Theater