Archive for September, 2010

Arb Sightings 9/24/10

It’s rough being a meteorologist in Minnesota. Granted, no meteorologist anywhere in the world has a 100% track record of predicting what the weather is going to do. There is simply too much data extrapolation, probability, and just plain guesswork involved to ever be consistently accurate over a long period of time, at least with […]

Arb Sightings 9/17/10

This week of cool temperatures has brought more rain to southern Minnesota. In fact, on late Wednesday afternoon 9/15, over 1.5 inches of rain fell in St. Peter in just a few hours. This downpour would have been impressive enough by itself, but the highlight for most of us came during several minutes of hail […]

Perry’s Berries – the Corpse Flower’s Fabulous Fly-Blown Fecundity

Perry the Corpse Flower has surprised us yet again.  I was disappointed with the small amount of pollen that I was able to collect during the July 2010 flowering event, and am now shocked at the apparent self-potency of whatever amount of said pollen was produced. Here’s the story.  I had not checked closely on […]

Arb Sightings 9/10/10

Just a few weeks ago we were stuck in a rut of sweltering 90-degree heat. This week, high temperatures have struggled to reach the 70’s, and lows on some days have dropped all the way down to the mid-40’s. These cool fronts have brought more rain into southern Minnesota, including 0.89 inches yesterday here in […]

Arb Sightings 9/2/10

September certainly begins cooler than August, but not  drier. Indeed, the cold front that arrived a few days ago has already brought well over an inch and a half of rain to south-central Minnesota, including about an inch of precipitation late yesterday and early this morning. We might stay dry from now until mid-week of […]