Data Is Showing Winters Are Warmer In Minnesota

Please please don't make this political. I'm not trying to make it that way.

I don't believe climate change is even a political issue. It's a scary scary science issue. And the data doesn't care what color your tie is or what our beliefs are.

After a cold snap earlier this week, warm air is moving back into the Twin Cities and we could set records mid-next week.
What's happening: Models vary, but some are predicting highs in the 60s, according to meteorologist Paul Douglas. Others forecast highs to only reach the 40s.
But either way, it will be warmer than the low-30s temperatures that are average for this time of year.
Why it matters: Winter is getting warmer in the Twin Cities. In recent years, the metro has been averaging 51 days with above-normal temps in winter, up from about 37 days in 1970, according to nonprofit news organization Climate Central.
Winter is the fastest warming month due to climate change, per Climate Central.
State of play: Many metro lakes finally froze over this week, but the ice coverage might not stay long.
National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Carletta said that with temps warming again, "it might still be a while before the ice is thick enough for anyone to walk or drive on."
The median ice-in dates for most metro lakes is early December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which tracks ice-in on its website.
Be smart: Just because there's ice doesn't mean it's safe. The state Department of Natural Resources has tips on when it's safe enough to walk or drive on ice.


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