We have had several 80 degree days the past week. Right now it’s 33 degrees with light snow. We are under a winter weather advisory, with 4 inches of snow possible. The weather in Minnesota has always been a bit dramatic, but the early spring heat is new and almost certainly due to global warming. The snow in April is not out of the ordinary.
There used to be a columnist at the Minneapolis paper named Don Morrison. When he got the job in Minnesota, he asked someone who had lived here about the weather. “Well,” the guy replied. “There is a lot of it.”