The KEYC First Alert Weather Team has designated Wednesday and Thursday as “First Alert Days,” due to the expected onslaught of extreme heat and humidity. The temperature is expected to soar into the mid to upper 90s, but it’s the steamy 70+ degree dew point that will push the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, to a staggering 105 degrees or higher.
With clear skies expected over the next several days, a phenomenon called the Da Vinci Glow, also known as Earthshine, will be visible Monday evening through Wednesday evening. The Da Vinci Glow is named after Da Vinci himself, after he proposed a theory explaining why the moon’s surface glows after a lunar nightfall. His theory was actually correct and proves that “earthshine” makes the entire surface of the moon (known as the lunar disk) visible when there is just a fraction of the moon lit up by the sun.
Severe weather season is here, and being prepared is the key to keeping you and your family safe. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota, a statewide tornado drill will take place on Thursday, April 20. A TEST Tornado Warning will be issued at 1:45 pm and again at 6:45 pm, with sirens sounding in communities across the state. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to ensure they are prepared and know what to do in case of severe weather.
Around 2 inches of snow fell in the Mankato area on Monday. According to the KEYC News Now Weather Team, light snow will continue through Wednesday with an additional 2 to 3 inches of accumulation possible.
Since 1970, Mankato’s average summertime high temperature has increased by almost 2 degrees. If our current emissions trends continue, climate models suggest that by 2100, Mankato’s average summer high temperature could be 10.5 degrees warmer than it is today. That means our summers around and after 2100 will be as hot as summers in Amarillo, Texas, today. Throw in some good ol’ Midwest summertime humidity, and folks around here will be struggling through a lot of brutal, sweltering summer days.
Today, April 12th, is the kickoff to severe weather awareness week in Minnesota and to start we will cover the difference between a warning vs a watch, make sure you have a plan in place, and ways to receive weather alerts.
It is day two of severe weather awareness week in Minnesota. Today it's about severe weather, hail, and lightning. In today's weather blog we are looking at the criteria associated with severe thunderstorm warnings and why you should never ignore a severe thunderstorm warning.
Today is the start of meteorological winter. Our astronomical winter does not start until December 21st. What's the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons and why do we have two? Find out in today's weather blog.
Over the last decade the National Weather Service has been using the Watch, Warning, and Advisory system (WWA) to alert the public on impactful weather. Confusion in some of the terminology has the National Weather Service looking into changing things up.
A rare storm event unfolded Monday August 10th, 2020 from South Dakota down through Iowa, Illinois and parts of Indiana before weakening. This event is known as a derecho and today's weather blog breaks down the event plus why it classified as a derecho.
Well, it's that time of the year when the dew points start to climb and it feels downright miserable outside and when you sweat you just feel overall 'sticky'. Today's weather blog explains why you feel 'sticky' when it's hot and humid.
An upper level ridge stays overhead the next couple of days helping temperatures stay in the 90's with some locations nearing triple digits. Today's blog takes an in-depth look at ridges and their process.
Rainfall reports come in all shapes and sizes, today's weather blog looks at a few ways KEYC gets its rainfall reports and also shares with you were you can locate this data through the comfort of your own home.
Today's weather blog looks at yesterday's severe weather in the Central Plains and Mid-Atlantic and also breaks down today's severe weather that looks to impact the Central Plains and Mid-Atlantic again today, May 4th.
Spring is underway and before we know it severe weather will be moving across southern Minnesota. Today's weather blog looks at two cloud formations that occur during severe weather that often get mistaken for one another.
Yesterday, March 1st was the start of meteorological spring however the calendar date for spring is until March 19th. Why the difference? Well today's weather blog explains the difference between the two.
Another round of freezing rain/drizzle is possible tonight across parts of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Here are the two ways freezing rain can form plus a look at tonights determining factors.
The probability of a tornado in Minnesota during the winter months is less than 0.01%. In the Deep South, the probability climbs as they brace for the possibility of another winter outbreak of severe weather this weekend.