80 F. high predicted again today for KMSP. The last 80-degree high of 2012? Probably.
66 F. average high for September 29.
66 F. high on September 29, 2011.
Frost/freeze possible over the Twin Cities suburbs next Saturday morning.
Snow flurries possible over northern Minnesota a week from today. Enjoy the warmth.
In Case You Were Wondering....
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 1045 AM CDT SAT SEP 29 2012 ...FROST AND FREEZE HEADLINES HAVE CEASED FOR THE FALL SEASON... IN COORDINATION WITH SURROUNDING OFFICES AND LOCAL AGRICULTURAL SPECIALISTS...IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THE GROWING SEASON HAS ENDED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA DUE TO EARLIER FROSTS AND FREEZES. THUS...FROST ADVISORIES AND FREEZE WARNINGS WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED UNTIL THE GROWING SEASON BEGINS AGAIN IN SPRING 2013.
October 4. Mean date of the first 32-degree temperature in the Twin Cities. Source: MN Climate Office.
- White Bear drains a very small watershed and has always had big decreases in area and volume during extended dry periods when rainfall and melting snow do not keep up with evaporation.
- Chemical testing of water from wells around the lakes confirms that lake water is flowing out the bottom of the lake into groundwater aquifers that feed those wells.
- Pumping from high-capacity wells in suburban communities that mostly draw their water from those aquifers more than doubled over the last 30 years.
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.
I've been trying to go up in a hot air balloon and it's always too windy and called off. What's the wind forecast for Sunday the 30th around 9 am? Thanks.
* file photo above taken in early March, 2011. That was the winter MSP picked up 86" of snow.
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Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SUNDAY: Warm sun, stunningly nice. Feels like late August. Winds: SE 5-10. High: near 80
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear evening, clouds increase late. Low: 55
* photo above from Peg Linge, who snapped this blog-worthy photo of a memorable sunrise from her yard in Prescott, Wisconsin Saturday morning.
Photo credit above: "Impacts of climate change are mostly keenly felt in developing countries where damage to agricultural production from extreme weather is contributing to deaths from malnutrition, poverty and their associated diseases." Credit: NEWSCOM.
When Will Candidates Address Climate Change? Here's an excerpt of an Op-Ed at delawareonline.com: "...A study published last year by scientists at Stanford and MIT reported that chemically removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would cost about $1,000 a ton. That means it would cost $600 trillion to remove 600 billion tons, and we’re increasing our “environmental debt” by more than $30 trillion a year! Those numbers can be compared to the 2011 world GDP of about $70 trillion.As Hansen said: “The era of doubts, delays and denial, of ineffectual half-measures, must end...." Photo credit above: politico.com.
Photo credit above: "Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis now runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative." (Energy and Enterprise Initiative)