All posts by Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer

Aaron graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and worked as a meteorologist in television for 8 years (NBC affiliates in Wyoming and South Dakota, and the CBS/Fox affiliate in Cedar Rapids, IA, prior to working at the cable weather station WeatherNation). While in Iowa, Aaron worked as a storm chaser and on-air meteorologist, where he went on dozens of storm chases and saw a number of tornadoes.

Just a week or two ago we were talking about our 2nd 80° day in October for the first time since 2011. October felt like an extension of early September in the Twin Cities. Then the jetstream dipped and we…

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We're looking at a significant change in temperatures as we head into the end of September and start of October. Not a huge surprise — but yesterday when we were in the middle 80s in Minneapolis/St. Paul you wouldn't have…

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After several dry days in a row, we lucked into rain last night in Minneapolis — with 0.15" of rain recorded at MSP. That rain was part of a weak cold front, but a cold front that's strong enough to…

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Well, I woke up at 5:52 a.m. to thunder over the house, which is about the 2nd of 3rd time this week I've woken up sometime around 4-6 a.m. due to thunderstorms this week. I'm sure I'm not alone! Here…

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Typically on the 4th of July in the Twin Cities, I feel like I'd be talking about storm chances. Will we get them? Will we not? Well, today it looks like we're set to be quiet, but hot. Highs in…

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After a fairly dry and windy start to June in Minneapolis/St. Paul (and across much of Minnesota), we saw a sharp change with Thursday's rain -- with 1"+ readings throughout the metro area. Now, we've switched from a dry pattern…

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Hello again! It's been a couple/few weeks since my last post on ForecastMN. Welcome back to both you and me. Something you might have noticed this month is that it's been really windy in the Twin Cities, and across much…

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Unfortunately I don't have the greatest of forecasts to share with you for Memorial Day weekend. We're kicking it off with some early rain today, with more rounds to come in the Twin Cities and greater MN. Here's a look…

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It's a tale of two sections of Minnesota today, with the Twin Cities and areas impacted by rain and clouds kept chilly, while folks in NW Minnesota see warmer temps and sunshine. Check out today's forecasted high temperatures: Getting at…

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Writing about "bad" weather is never one of my favorite things, especially when you're talking temperatures well below average in Minnesota. Yesterday we had a high of 49 degrees at MSP, which puts us at 18 degrees below average. Both…

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