9 September 2015

Kenny Blumenfeld on Minnesota Weather

For the week of September 13, 2015

Recorded live at the Minnesota State Fair, weather expert Kenny Blumenfeld discusses Minnesota weather, climate change and answers weather-related questions from the audience. Blumenfeld is the Senior Climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:25) Live at the Minnesota State Fair, tips for surviving hot, humid days; (2:15) This year marks the 50th anniversaries of three major MN weather events; (5:47) Chances of a tornado outbreak hitting the metro area; (7:20) MN’s four seasons; (9:35) MN winter and why it gets so cold and dark; (10:33) The sun in the hemisphere in the spring
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:17) Climate change and the effects we already see in MN; (2:02) Questions from the State Fair audience; (5:35) Whether warmer winters could benefit MN; (7:50) The warmest days in MN; (9:16) The Winter Misery Index vs The Summer Glory Index; (11:15) The long-term forecast