MinnPost and Conservation Minnesota launch weather page

MinnPost is pleased to announce the launch of the newest feature on our site. Thanks to the generous support of Conservation Minnesota, we have created a Weather hub.

The page contains information about current conditions in Minnesota, weekly forecasts, and severe weather advisories.

If you have ideas for other weather information you’d like to see on MinnPost, please let us know in the comments.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 07/02/2012 - 04:04 pm.

    My $0.02

    When I lived in Colorado, I was an enthusiastic xeric gardener, and I’m trying to maintain a similar “don’t waste water” attitude and habit with plantings here in Minnesota, even if it’s true that Minneapolis gets about twice the annual precipitation that Denver receives.

    The climate here is changing, so when I’m choosing plants to put in the ground, while I like to use “native” plants, some of those “natives” probably won’t be around in a couple generations, at least not naturally, and they’ll be replaced by other plants that are currently either not native, or not very common. With that in mind, when I’m choosing between “plant ‘A’ ” and “plant ‘B’,” I’m inclined to go with the one that requires less water.

    I’d like it if the weather page gave us precipitation figures, say, for the month to date, and gave us a “compared to last year” and “compared to ‘average’ number, as well. And, as long as we’re dreaming here, I’d also like something like “Days since last measurable precipitation” and “amount of that precipitation.” I know amounts can vary dramatically over areas that are only a few miles apart, so maybe the amounts could be reported for, say, downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, or for a less-metro-centric view, perhaps use MSP, Mankato and Duluth, or MSP, Rochester and Duluth.

  2. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 07/02/2012 - 07:59 pm.

    Weather?

    First, Ray, you can see precip amounts on the NOAA weather site, they just added a nifty “yesterday” round up feature. Minnpost- you realize that there’s like eleventy million places to get weather information and your just duplicating them right? I like some of the other stuff on the page, but weather?

  3. Submitted by Richard Sollberger on 07/03/2012 - 11:01 am.

    Weather Page

    Minnesotans are obsessive about weather. Be sure to include radar that can be zoomed in and out. You might try Weather Underground (wunderground.com). Best I’ve seen out there.

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