Publish date:

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Heavy rain in Minnesota this week, is winter finally over?

Heavy rain this week could lead to more river rises in Minnesota.
Author:

Is Minnesota's winter goodbye finally ending? 

In this week's "Way Over Our Heads" podcast, climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss last week's snowstorm, the prospects for midweek rains, deadly tornadoes in the Deep South, the kind of/sort of Severe Weather Awareness Week and the power of the mid-April Sun.

  • Start to 3:30 - Recapping last week's April snowstorm. 
  • 3:31 to 5:54 - Hundreds of power poles snapped by blizzard winds. 
  • 5:55 to 10:24 - What made that snowstorm so tough to forecast. 
  • 10:25 to 12:13 - Nasty tornadoes, severe storms in the deep south. 
  • 12:14 to - Will heavy rain, storms be followed by snow this week?

Yes, they're literally talking about snow chances after heavy rains move through southern Minnesota this week. It's nothing crazy, but Blumenfeld thinks we can finally guarantee no more snow within the next two weeks. 

Next Up

Rent, mortgage, house, key, door

Victims of property manager's sexual harassment to get $736,000

It's part of a consent decree announced by the Department f Justice Monday.

The Liffey Pub Facebook

St. Paul's Irish pub The Liffey reveals it won't reopen

The beloved pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Proctor football

Proctor football investigation: Case goes to county attorney

The office will review the evidence and consider possible criminal charges.

kirsten mitchell screegrab

'I’m heading home!': CA reporter announces return to WCCO

Kirsten Mitchell interned at WCCO years ago. Now, she's coming back as a reporter.

eggs

As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

plane, Piper PA-32

Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.

Screen Shot 2021-10-25 at 8.51.02 AM

Community rallies around Minnetonka HS dancer battling brain tumor

A fundraiser raised more than $44,000 of its $60,000 goal in the first two days.

twin city gardens

In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

Sen Mark Koran crop

Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

Related

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Barrage of winter weather for MN

Eastern and southern Minnesota are in the middle of a very active pattern.

snow

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Winter storm doubleheader this week

A storm the size of India for the weekend? Oh, alright then.

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Snow chances this week, spring flooding

"Get hit by a winter storm. Breathe. Get hit again. Breathe. Get hit a gain."

lightning, thunderstorm

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Unsettled week of weather ahead

The guys are back with the latest podcast episode.

storm clouds

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Heat brings unsettled weather to MN

Severe storms threaten Minnesota this weekend, and possibly again during the work week.

snow, snowplow

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Another snowy winter for the Twin Cities?

It's pretty unusual to get 75+ inches of snow two years in a row in the Twin Cities.

tornado Scandia

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Giant hail and low-topped supercells

Kenny and Jim go over last week's wild weather in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 1.56.21 PM

Way Over Our Heads podcast: 'Black Sunday' MN tornado outbreak

Plus, why the last snowstorm was a false alarm for southern Minnesota.