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.

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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Today looks almost like an early June warm day in the Twin Cities, with temperatures jumping up into the middle 70s and plenty of sunshine (plus some wind). We cool a bit for Sunday, but still stay in the middle…

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We've hit a crossroads in the Twin Cities -- and it's a good one. We see, at least for the next 5-10 days, weather that stays above the 50s and often is well into the 60s (or warmer). Here's a…

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We're looking at relatively quiet weather this week in the Twin Cities, but one storm chance snuck in as we start off the week: today. We'll also see winds pick up into the 20+ mph range at times. Storms come…

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We're warming up in Minnesota -- finally! After a week with lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s or eventually 40s, we'll see a high near 60 return to Minneapolis/St. Paul today. Here's a look at your warmer,…

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The past two Aprils we've hit some rough patches, weather-wise, in Minnesota. Two years ago it was 14 or so inches of snow in the Twin Cities. This year it looks less likely that Minneapolis/St. Paul will see a direct…

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As we round out the middle of this week, it's Wednesday and we're talking about light rain chances today -- followed by more significant rain (and snow) for sections of Minnesota by tomorrow to tomorrow night. Here's a look at…

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We're looking at a soggy Saturda in the Twin Cities, but one that includes some breaks in the rain. As of my writing this (about 8:30 a.m.) we're in one of those dry periods, with rain sliding north at the…

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