Weather Blog

Ice Out Dates

Lakes are still ice covered across the region, though this weeks warmer and windy weather should help break-up the ice. We have a look at a few Minnesota lakes and when there median and record ice outs are.

Snow Totals from March 26th Winter Storm

Higher Snow Amounts Reported in the Lakes Country

Here’s a list of reported snowfall totals from around the region: – Park Rapids, MN – 8.0″ – Sebeka, MN – 7.0″ – Nimrod, MN – 6.5″ – Osage, MN – 6.2″ – Mehnaga, MN – 6.0″ – New York Mills, MN – 6.0″ – Ottertail, MN – 5.5″ – Deer Creek, MN – 5.5″ – Evergreen, MN – 5.3″…

Snow Reports from March 25th Winter Storm

East Grand Forks reportedly received 12 inches of snow

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND 942 PM CDT SUN MAR 25 2018 ..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON… ..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE…. ..REMARKS.. 0100 PM HEAVY SNOW GRAND FORKS 47.92N 97.07W 03/25/2018 M2.0 INCH GRAND FORKS ND OFFICIAL NWS OBS STORM TOTAL THROUGH 1 PM. 0100 PM HEAVY SNOW GRAND FORKS 47.92N 97.07W 03/25/2018…

Snow Reports from March 23rd-24th Winter Storm

Some areas received 6 inches of snow

March 23/24, 2018 Snowfall Reports from the National Weather Service Location Amount …Minnesota… …Clay County… 2 N Moorhead 1.6 in Moorhead MN 2.0 N 1.6 in …Otter Tail County… Fergus Falls 3.5 in Fergus Falls MN 0.9 NNE 2.8 in 5 NNE Fergus Falls 2.6 in Fergus Falls MN 5.6 NNE 2.6 in Richville MN 5.8 SSW 2.0 in 1…

Spring 2018: What Does the Weather Mean for Agriculture?

Looking Ahead to the Planting Season

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but spring begins today. For farmers, the start of spring means planting season is right around the corner. And Mother Nature can make or break a farmer’s  yield, depending on what she throws at us in the next few months. This winter was marked with several Arctic outbreaks. “People probably remember these extreme…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Make-Your-Own Worms

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Concordia Science Academy’s Dr. Graeme Wyllie to create Make-Your-Own Worms. The experiment makes gross worms from a combination of Gaviscon and calcium chloride. Gaviscon is an indigestion medicine and to make it thicker, it contains a chemical called sodium alginate which comes from seaweed and which is also used to make things thicker…

Snow Totals for March 5th-6th Winter Storm

Over a foot was reported in some spots

Ellendale, ND 19.0″ Frederick SD 16.0″ Kulm ND 15.0″ Kelso ND 14.0″ Wilmot SD 13.5″ Ashley ND 13.3″ Streeter ND 12.0″ Sharon ND 11.0″ Sisseton SD 10.6″ Hatton ND 10.0″ Karlstad MN 10.0″ Edgeley ND 10.0″ 4N Park Rapids MN 9.3″ Jamestown ND 9.0″ New York Mills MN 9.0″ Buxton ND 9.0″ Sebeka MN 9.0″ Argyle MN 8.7″ Harvey ND…

The Ins and Outs of Late Season Winter Sports

Spring Snow Makes For Better Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are two of the region’s favorite sports when there’s chilly temperatures and fresh snow on the ground. According to Joe Martin of the NDSU Nordic Ski team, the closer the temperature is to freezing, the smoother and faster the ski trails are. When temperatures are lower, the skiiers go slower because of the harder snow out…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff – Alka-Seltzer Rockets

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Concordia Science Academy’s Dr. Graeme Wyllie on a cool and explosive experiments – Alka-Seltzer Rockets! Blast Off with Alka-Seltzer Rockets For anyone out there who still has some old film canisters lying around, here’s a chance to take something simple and actually do some rocket science. If you don’t have any of the…