Updraft

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Minnesota Public Radio chief meteorologist Paul Huttner blogs about our region's favorite conversation starter.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: weather, meteorologist, MPR

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Metro lake temperatures on the rise on Jun 24, 2009What a difference a week makes. Last week at this time, I took an excursion in the Weather Lab motor boat on Lake Minnetonka. I was a little stunned to see the water temperature still stubbornly hanging onto a cool...



Watching the radar on Jun 24, 2009SPC maintains a slight risk for severe storms in southern Minnesota this evening. This post falls under the "news you can use" and "nowcast" categories. The atmosphere is still a little ticklish today around southern Minnesota. Af...



Forecast contest winner on Jun 23, 2009Original upper air forecast for Monday June 22nd from Monday June 8th. Actual upper air map at 7pm on Monday June 22nd. We have a winner! Actually, we have two winners. One is an MPR listener that won the...



Dew Point Driven Heat Index Values in June Somewhat Rare on Jun 23, 2009It has been sometime since southern Minnesota has seen high Heat Index values in June driven by extreme dew points. Late June of 1996 brought a brief heat spell that was driven by high dew points. The Heat Index (HI)...



Heat and severe threat fades tonight on Jun 23, 2009The Twin Cities just can't buy a break when it comes to rainfall. The metro is bracketed by severe thunderstorm watch boxes to the north and south today. And it looks like that's where the severe weather and beneficial soaking...



Forecast: The heat is on on Jun 22, 2009Heat index map shows triple digit heat in the central U.S. today. It had to come sooner or later. A building heat wave in the central U.S. has air conditioners humming in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Temperatures will...