67 F. average high for September 26.
70 F. high on September 26, 2011.
No significant rain thru at least Friday of next week.
October 9, 2011: last 80-degree high last year (83 F. in the Twin Cities).
October 11, 2011: last 70-degree high in the metro (76 F).
November 12, 2011: last 60-degree high at KMSP (64 F.)
November 9, 2011. Date of the first trace of snow flurries in the Twin Cities last autumn.
November 19, 2011. 3" of snow fell at KMSP, the first "plowable snowfall" last winter season.
1,692 tornadoes in 2011 across the USA. Source: NOAA SPC.
Graphic credit above: "The GFDL's experimental climate forecast for temperatures during June that was initialized on March 1. Actual June temperature anomalies are shown in the bottom left of the image." Credit: Gabe Vecchi/GFDL.
IR satellite image above: sat24.com.
Photo credit above: "Worker's are surrounded by debris washed from a block of apartments which have had there foundations washed away by the heavy flood waters in Newburn, near Newcastle, England, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 as communities work to rescue stranded residents from their homes, after heavy rain caused flash floods across parts of Britain. People have been evacuated from their homes and flooding has caused major disruption to transport after parts of the United Kingdom were battered with more heavy rain." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
* image above courtesy of Digital Typhoon.
Photo credit above: "A flood affected woman with her child wades through a flooded road in Chandrapur village, outskirts of Gauhati, Assam state, India, Sept. 25, 2012."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: Ashley Asmus. "Researcher Shannan Sweet working in the Alaskan tundra in summer. Natalie Boelman says thawing of the tundra could release vast amounts of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere."