Global warming to cause -50 deg. F in Minnesota next week?

February 19th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

After this next storm system exits the Great Lakes in a couple of days, cold arctic air is going to gradually return to the Eastern U.S., and especially the upper Midwest and Great Lakes.

The 8-day forecast for Thursday night (next week) has -50 deg. F temperatures knocking on the door in Minnesota, and below-freezing temperatures pushing into northern Florida. Awesome GFS model forecast imagery (paywalled) courtesy of our friends at WeatherBELL:

Time to fire up your SUV, sacrifice the groundhog, or something.

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