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Duluth set an all-time record for heat back on July 13th, 1936 (106 degrees - down by the lake, mind you)  but this year (yesterday) we barely crept to 57 degrees.

Berries and flowers and mushrooms, oh my - and let us not forget milkweed.

For the first time in over a year, we have a month - May - where the temperature was cooler than normal.

But if anyone can find the silver lining in a cool, wet May, it would be Larry Weber.

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Perhaps Janus is indeed looking to the future and the past.

And then again, maybe he's looking at the below-normal first half of the month (average temperature 4 degrees) and the above normal second half of the month (average temperature 30 degrees).

Michael Kensinger, Jeff Hahn

For the first time in 14 months - since February 2015 - we've had a month that's cooler than normal.

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Don't let them begin the benign, let it snow

Let the clippers of winter dip south and begin to deep-freeze me

Let the windchills that stuttered my heart continue to seize me

And we suddenly know, it's El Nino we're in

When they begin the benign....

(with apologies to Cole Porter)

Author and naturalist Larry Weber says the last five springs have been very unusual: either dryer and warmer than usual or colder and snowier.