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16 November 2016

The Unseasonably Warm Fall

For the week of November 20, 2016

How unusual was this warm fall in Minnesota? We discuss the data with climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and the possible effects of warmer weather and longer growing seasons.

Guest: Kenny Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

  • Part 1 – 14:09

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    Despite not yet knowing all of November’s temperatures, this fall is set to be one of the warmest, if not the warmest, in Minnesota’s history along with record wetness across the state in September and October.

  • Part 2 – 12:26

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    Can we discuss the ramifications of warmer weather without debating politics and the issue of climate change? Blumenfeld hopes we can avoid the term “climate change” and instead, steer conversations towards addressing the specific symptoms extreme weather.


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