66 F. average high for September 28.
81 F. high on September 28, 2011.
80+ high temperatures likely today in the Twin Cities. We may come close to 80 again Sunday afternoon. The last 80 of 2012? The way 2012 is turning out (historic warmth) all bets are off this autumn.
Frost possible in the suburbs by Friday morning.
October 4. Average date of the first 32 degree low temperature in the Twin Cities.
3 days with more than a "trace" of rain this month in the metro area.
1952. The last time it was this dry across the state of Minnesota during September.
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.
45 Minnesota counties in severe or extreme drought as of September 25. Source: U.S. Drought Monitor.
331 months/row where the global temperature exceeded the 20th century average. Source: NASA GISS.
Photo credit above: "White Bear Lake is plummeting to a record low water level due to the current drought and large amount of groundwater pumping. Some lakeshore property owners have had to constantly expand their docks to reach water's edge." (MARLIN LEVISON/STARTRIBUNE).
"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.
* the latest radar image of Jelawat is here, courtesy of the JMA, the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: "Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis now runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative." (Energy and Enterprise Initiative)