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Yes, it's chilly in Minnesota - but still warmer than average for May

The La Niña pattern is causing changes in our weather patterns in the continental U.S.


Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Cretin-Derham Hall baseball players ran behind Stillwater baseball players walking to their bus to find shelter at the school during a hailstorm on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in St. Paul.

The past few days have had Minnesotans shivering in their shorts, bringing to mind cooler fall days although we're nearing only the unofficial start of summer.

So to answer the question many may be thinking now: Yes, it's been chillier than normal recently, but we're still warmer than average for the month of May overall.

"We are seeing these cooler-than-normal temperatures. It's because we're still experiencing a La Niña phase," said Ryan Dunleavy, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. "Atmospheric wave patterns and sea surface temperature differences - all these things that happen all around the globe, these can influence our weather here."


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