* Today's all-time record in the Twin Cities is 86, set back in 1938. We stand a VERY good chance of tying or breaking that record.
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota
Today: Sunny much of the day, record-breaking warmth across much of the region. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 88 (record)
Saturday night: Clear and mild. Low: 61
Sunday: Partly sunny - still balmy for mid October! Winds: E 3-8. High: near 80
Monday: Partly sunny, still unusually mild. High: 78
Tuesday: Breezy, turning slightly cooler with a mix of clouds and sun. High: 71
Wednesday: Blue sky, still milder than average. High: 66
Thursday: Lot's of sun, the weather honeymoon continues. High: 69
Friday: More sun, more unusual warmth. High: near 70
Record-Setting? Close to an all-time record? Click here to see the October climate information, with normals and records for every day, including temperature and precipitation data. Hours of fun!
"Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli really doesn’t like people thinking the Earth is warming up. He has used his position to continually attack scientist Michael Mann and his work done at the University of Virginia, claiming that Dr. Mann abused taxpayer money and knowingly used falsified data.
Cuccinelli was essentially riding on the coattails of the now totally-discredited Climategate fiasco. You may remember how lots of people got very upset that scientists were sending emails to each other that, when taken grossly out of context and misinterpreted, made it look like those scientists were engaged in cooking the data. Once people looked a little more carefully, it became clear that no shenanigans were going on. Interestingly, although it was hugely covered in the media and by the usual antiscience mob in politics, you hardly hear about Climategate anymore.
But Cuccinelli can’t let it go. Even though his subpoena for documents from UVa was dismissed by a judge, he retooled his claims and is now demanding that the University hand over some emails from Mann to colleagues. The entire article is here.
* Poor Prospects For New Climate Meeting. With memories of last December's (fairly disastrous) world climate summit in Copenhagen, there is growing concern about whether anything sustantive can get done in Cancun, Mexico next month as negotiators gather once again. More from the New York Times here.