All-time February weather records fall in the east

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All of this stems around a dramatic ridge/trough pattern across the U.S. where the Jet Stream dives in the west, allowing cold arctic air to head southward, and then shoots north to nearly the North Pole, allowing warm tropical air all the way to Canada, something that doesn’t typically happen until April, or even May.

In between is Minnesota where temperatures have been cool, but only slightly below average. But this type of pattern also typically keeps our weather pattern around here very active, and that will live up to normalcy as Minnesota has two different shots at needing our snow blowers over the next few days; one late Thursday and Thursday night, and the other Saturday night into Sunday morning. 7-day forecast at

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