* Storm-free through the weekend. Heavy jackets return by Thursday - Friday with a noticeable cool-down.
* Dry for the Deer Hunting Opener next weekend, temperatures near normal (no snow on the ground anywhere in the state).
* Turning sharply colder after November 16?
Halloween Treat. GOES-13 picked up a rising moon above the Pacific Northwest on October 31. Coincidence?
Deer Hunt - 1933. Remember when it (always) snowed for the Deer Hunting Opener? I don't either. No snow for tracking this year - just sunshine (especially on Saturday) with highs ranging from the low 40s north to the low 50s south. That's about 5-10 degrees warmer than average. The Minnesota State Climatology Office has a run-down of previous openers, along with the last 10 Deer Hunting Opener weather rundowns for International Falls, St. Cloud and Rochester. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Historical Society.
Mellow Monday. Not a bad way to start a new work-week. Under a mostly-blue sky afternoon highs ranged from 47 at Grand Marais to 52 in the Twin Cities, 53 in St. Cloud and 54 at Redwood Falls.
Paul's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
TUESDAY NIGHT: Patchy clouds, passing sprinkle possible. Low: 38