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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Todd's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Monday: Plenty of sunshine, still quiet. High: 53
Monday Night: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 34
Tuesday: Dry start. Increasing clouds late with a few sprinkles possible late and overnight. High: 56
Wednesday: Breezy, slightly cooler. Another dry day. High: 52
Thursday: Clipper rolls through, could see a sprinkle or flurry later, nothing much. Breezy and much cooler High: 44
Friday: Still sunny, still boring (for meteorologists). Good news for you - just a bit cool. High: 40
SATURDAY: Chilly walk to the deer stand for the MN firearm opener early in the morning. A few clouds, no big storms, nothing interesting showing up on the weather maps. High: Mid 40s
SUNDAY: Still looks dry. A few more PM clouds and slightly breezy. High: Upper 40s
Not sure if the orange spots I'm seeing today are from all the pumpkin costumes that came to the door last night or if it's a reaction from all the extra goodies laying around the house that I simple couldn't lay off of. I guess it's time for my annual post Halloween diet... lose 5 to 10 pounds that I'll put right back on in a few weeks when Thanksgiving rolls around. Comfort foods, colder and cloudy weather can have a profound effect on people this time of the year. Thankfully we've been able to enjoy a large chunk of mostly dry, sunny and mild days.
There appears to be no change in the mostly dry weather this week as another ridge of high pressure settles in over the Intermountain West. We will be on the eastern edge of this ridge, which means we'll have glancing blow from clipper-like systems rolling through the Canadian Prairie Provinces into the Great Lakes. Our first weak system will fly through Tuesday afternoon/evening and touch off a few sprinkles, mainly north. The second clipper that rolls through Thursday, will tug down enough cold air for a few flurries, nothing much. A chilly end of the week will linger through a dry looking MN deer hunting opener.