67 F. average high for September 27.
67 F. high on September 27, 2001
+1.4 F. September temperatures are 1.4 F. warmer than average, to date. Source: NOAA.
2.80" normal rain as of September 27.
77.45% of Minnesota in moderate drought - up from 13.67% just 3 months ago. Details below.
331 months/row where the global temperature exceeded the 20th century average. Source: NASA GISS.
1.7" snow fell on the Twin Cities on September 26, 1942, the earliest 1"+ snowfall in modern-day history.
101.5" snow fell on the Twin Cities during calendar year 1983. Source: Minnesota Climate Office.
"The nation’s fishermen and hunters are in the frontline of our field naturalists. Doing what they love best they see firsthand the impact of climate change on natural systems and our wildlife. Their conclusions are based on observations made over years spent in the out of doors." - from a post at Think Progress below.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
* long range model guidance is hinting at 50s, with a chance of a little rain the first weekend of October. Right now it appears the heaviest/steadiest rains will pass south of Minnesota late next week, but it's still early.
Photo credit above: "Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis now runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative." (Energy and Enterprise Initiative)