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Old 03-11-2021, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Shakopee,MN
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Wednesday's unusually warm weather system produced mostly rain in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota. While snowfall totals were impressive from western through northeast Minnesota, the Twin Cities and St. Cloud set new daily rainfall records. Twin Cities: MSP Airport: 0.69" (previous record 0.59" in 1878) St. Cloud: 0.72" (previous record 0.42" in 1904) Many locations in Minnesota recorded over an inch of moisture with Wednesday’s storm. Here’s the observed precipitation map from the Twin Cities NWS.

Climate change connection

Wednesday’s unusually warm storm system is consistent with climate changes in Minnesota. The frequency of winter season rain in Minnesota has tripled in the past several decades as our warmer winter season climate creates weather systems warm enough for rain or ice instead of snow.

Wednesday’s storm also brought the 2nd earliest tornado warnings on record issued by the Twin Cities NWS office. Only 2017 brought earlier tornado warnings on March 6 of that year.
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:03 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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It's not winter anymore, and average highs in Minneapolis are near 40 F / 4 C this time of year, so an inch of rain wouldn't be particularly special.
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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It's not winter anymore, and average highs in Minneapolis are near 40 F / 4 C this time of year, so an inch of rain wouldn't be particularly special.
It’s still almost borderline subarctic or at the very least borderline hemiboreal compared to your Cfa climate zone though
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Shakopee,MN
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It’s still almost borderline subarctic or at the very least borderline hemiboreal compared to your Cfa climate zone though
Interesting
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