2019 Webinar: Understanding Minnesota’s Changing Climate

Minnesota Average Winter Daily Minimum Temperatures (December through February, 1896-2018)

Minnesota Average Winter Daily Minimum Temperatures (December through February, 1896-2018), from MN DNR

Minnesota’s climate has begun changing rapidly in the past few decades, but what has and what has not changed may surprise you. Some of our most obvious and critical changes defy intuition, differ from many of the frequently-cited changes reported around the world, and are undocumented or scarcely documented by formal science. As a result, many people with good intentions—including decision makers—have misunderstood where our climate is now and where it is going. Moreover, Minnesota's communities, resource managers, and units of government are making plans that require climatic information that is often beyond the frontiers of science. This discussion will focus on recent efforts to provide Minnesota with a consistent baseline of climatic information that combines the best available science with analyses of high-quality data, and helps people understand how common Minnesota weather hazards are (or are not) responding to global climate change.

Date:  Tuesday February 12, 2019 from noon to 1pm central time
Speaker: Kenny Blumenfeld, MN State Climatology Office
Cost: $20 per webinar or $50 for the entire 2019 series
CEUs: This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CAT1 CFE by SAF. Credits only available to those that watch on their computer live or at a broadcast site.
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You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site. 

  • Cloquet: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720. Contact Madison Rodman, sfec@umn.edu or (218) 726-6403.
  • Crookston: 205 Owen Hall on the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716. Contact Phil Baird, pbaird@umn.edu or (218) 281-8130.
  • East Bethel: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, 2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel, MN 55005. Contact Caitlin Barale Potter, caitlin@umn.edu or (612) 301-2602.
  • Ely: Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Rita Koch, r.koch@vcc.eduor (218) 235-2160.
  • St Paul: Green Hall, Room 19, UMN St Paul campus, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55108. Contact Eli Sagor, esagor@umn.edu or (218) 409-6115 or Matt Russell, russellm@umn.edu

Details on our entire 2019 webinar series.

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403