The Arctic Meltdown and Minnesota's Weather: How Are They Connected?
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.