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Monday 3/5: Warmer weather is a-coming!
by Greg_Boe
 the Backyard Rain Gauge
Mar 05, 2012 | 2428 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Let the warm-up begin!  After eight days with below-average high temperatures, things are finally headed in the right direction.  We should see highs near 39 degrees this afternoon under partly sunny skies, with SW winds blowing at 8-12 mph.  Tuesday is looking even nicer, with sunny skies expected and a high in the upper 50's to near 60 degrees.  Say good by to our meager snow cover, folks, for things should be melting in a hurry over the next few days!


Our high on Sunday was 26 degrees, while the low over the past 24 hours has been 3 degrees.  The peak wind gust was 10 mph, from the west yesterday afternoon.  Current conditions at 6:00 a.m. this morning include a temperature of 11 degrees, calm winds, and a rising barometer (30.24 inches).  The river is 8.00 feet deep.


Records on the books for today include a high temperature of 75 steamy degrees (set in 2000, this is the first "70" we've seen since back on December 1), a low of -14 degrees (from 1960), 11.0" of snow (set back in 1915) and 0.70" of moisture (1961).  The average temperatures for March 5 are 38 and 18 degrees. 


On this date back in 1966 the Great Blizzard of '66 finally ended (after five days of snowfall, cold temperatures, and strong winds).  Some wind gusts were measured at over 100 mph during this storm!


In Chaska on this date last year we saw a high temperature of 27 degrees and a low of 1 degree.  No precipitation was reported.  The snow cover remained at 10 inches.  The Minnesota River was 17.13 feet deep.

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