Today: nicer, sunnier day of the weekend - low 50s as high clouds increase this afternoon.
.11" rain predicted for Sunday (NAM model).
Warmest October for Minnesota since 1963. Source: Dr. Mark Seeley.
Balmy October. Here's a blurb from Mark Seeley's WeatherTalk: "On a statewide basis this has been a very warm October, warmest since 1963 and probably 4th warmest in history. Observers report a mean monthly temperature that is 5 to 7 degrees F warmer than average. Extremes for the month ranged from 90 degrees F at Browns Valley on the 6th to just 13 degrees F at Embarrass on the 21st."
Predicted Snowfall Amounts (using Cobb Method)
Washington D.C. 2"
New York City: 4.6"
Lancaster, PA: 26"
Instruments on the NPP:
Obama Has Declared Record 89 Disasters So Far In 2011. ABC News has the story: "From Hurricane Irene, which soaked the entire East Coast in August, to the Midwest tornadoes, which wrought havoc from Wisconsin to Texas, 2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. And as America’s hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires set records this year, so too has President Obama in his response to them. During the first 10 months of this year President Obama declared 89 major disasters, more than the record 81 declarations that he made in all of 2010. And Obama has declared more disasters — 229 — in the first three years of his presidency than almost any other president signed in their full four-year terms. Only President George W. Bush declared more, having signed 238 disaster declarations in his second term, from 2005 to 2009."
Fantastic Friday. Another remarkable fall day across Minnesota, enough sun for 53 at St. Cloud and 56 in the Twin Cities. Showers brushed northern counties, nearly a tenth of an inch of rain for International Falls, a trace of flurries at Duluth!
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota: