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Area Weather: Spring finally arrives

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Spring is finally here today! The equinox will occur at 12:32 p.m. Central Daylight Time. This happens when the sun crosses the equator heading north for the year. Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere, and of course, fall begins in the Southern Hemisphere. The sun angle has really gotten much higher over the past couple of weeks.

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With the warmer temperatures, however, the snow has melted and we have increased chances for rain showers. This has all caused problems for area rivers across the state. The folks in the Fargo/Moorhead area are continuing to look for sandbaggers as the city is dealing with major flooding potential once again. I used to live in Fargo/Moorhead and my heart goes out to residents there once again. If you would like to volunteer, you may call Moorhead's call center at (218)-299-5300.

If you are curious about the weather, I am teaching an online course, Intro to Meteorology, at Alex Tech. We would love to have you in class! Registration begins April 1. Go to www.alextech.edu for more information.

WEATHER HISTORY

For those of you old enough to remember, in 1977 the energy emergency finally ended in Minnesota. It was caused by the extended cold that took place that winter.

WEATHER FACTS

Advection Fog --is fog that is formed when warm moist air is blown over a cool surface and chilled below- the dew point.

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 25...High 35

Duluth...Low 26... High 39

Alexandria...Low 34 High 39

Twin Cities...Low 34 High 39

Rochester...Low 35... High 39

Marshall...Low 3282...High 36

TODAY (Saturday)

Becoming partly cloudy. High 36 Low 20 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. None

Today's sunrise: 7:25 am Today's sunset: 7:33 pm

Normal High: 38 Normal Low: 22

High pressure will move back into the area for today allowing for a clearing sky.

OUTLOOK

•Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 49 Low 30 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Monday: Partly cloudy and warm. High 54 Low 36 Winds: NW 10-20 mph Prec. None

•Tuesday: Increasing clouds, chance of light rain. High 48 Low 29 Winds: ESE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. High 44 Low 23 Winds: SE/W 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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