70 F. average high for September 21.
61 F. high on September 21, 2011.
Trace of rain reported yesterday at KMSP.
Freeze Watch tonight for most of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. A frost is likely over the outlying suburbs.
And So It Begins. "After hail was reported in Duluth at 7:30 pm (Friday) very light snow has been observed by a fellow meteorologist a short time ago at 8:20 pm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota!" - e-mail from meteorologist Bryan Karrick.
...FREEZE WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... .A FREEZE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. LOWS SUNDAY MORNING WILL DROP INTO THE MID 20S TO AROUND 30 OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN CORE OF THE TWIN CITIES. WITHIN THE URBAN CORE OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA...TEMPERATURES ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN UP IN THE MID 30S AND FROST MAY BE POSSIBLE EVEN IF TEMPERATURES REMAIN A FEW DEGREES ABOVE FREEZING. A COLD DOME OF CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOVING IN BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT TONIGHT...AND WILL BE CENTERED ACROSS MINNESOTA BY SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL RESULT IN CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT...WHICH WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL BELOW 32 DEGREES FOR MUCH OF THE AREA BY SUNDAY MORNING.
Photo credit above: "A badly under-watered Kansas cornfield awaits rain this past August. An end-of-summer wet spell helped nurture soybeans, but came too late for the corn crop -- a development that could raise food prices around the world." (Reuters)
Photo credit above: "The University of Montreal's Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier at his study site in Nunavut in June 2010." (HANDOUT)