65 F. average high for October 2.
80 F. high on October 2, 2011.
Fire Weather Watch posted for most of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
October 6, 2012. There's a chance of flurries in the Twin Cities metro this Saturday. It's not definite. Then again, it never is.
October 7, 2012. Good chance of a frost/freeze across most of the Twin Cities metro, first widespead outbreak of temperatures below 32 F. of the season for the close-in suburbs.
60-degree highs return late next week, a few 70-degree highs after October 15. More mild days ahead.
Minnesota's Weather Story: Fire & Ice:
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90 FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...AND VERY DRY HUMIDITY VALUES ONCE AGAIN... .ON WEDNESDAY...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EASTWARD TO THE NEAR JAMES RIVER VALLEY BY LATE AFTERNOON. BEHIND THE FRONT...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND WILL BE VERY STRONG...AVERAGING 25 TO 45 MPH IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. THIS WILL BE COUPLED WITH HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING TO NEAR 25 PERCENT. AHEAD OF THE FRONT... THE WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTH ROUGHLY FROM AREAS AROUND YANKTON AND POINTS EASTWARD. THE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 30 MPH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WITH HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING TO AROUND 18 TO PERCENT.
$1.2 trillion. A recent study estimated that climate change is already costing the world over a trillion dollars a year, reducing the world's GDP by 1.6% a year.
Photo credit above: AP Photo/Danny Johnston. "In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, dust is blown from behind a combine harvesting corn in a field near Coy, Ark."
Photo credit above: "Clouds over Pocahontas, Missouri in "asperatus" or "undulatus asperatus" formation." Courtesy of Wikipedia.
We have a mobile theme going today....
* Gizmodo.com has more on the swirling iPad Mini rumors here.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
* we may see a couple of days next week with highs at or above 60 F.
** photo above courtesy of WeatherNation TV meteorologist Aaron Shaffer, who snapped this photo in Shorewood.
FACT 1: Climate change is already wreaking havoc in the U.S.
In the past four years, Americans have been struck by a barrage of climate-fueled disasters. From record heat waves to increasingly powerful storms, harvest-destroying droughts to unprecedented flooding, the impacts of climate change are now squarely being felt within our borders. But neither candidate has "connected the dots" in clear, straightforward language."
Thousands Make Last Plea To Include Climate Change In Presidential Debate. Details from The Hartford Guardian.
* make your voice heard at climatesilence.org.
Photo credit above: "Horseshoe reef before crown-of-thorns invasion." Credit: AIMS Long-term Monitoring Team.
Photo credit above: "Cherry blossoms at Lodi Farming's orchard show stress because they have not experienced enough "chill hours." Photo: Serene Fang, California Watch / SF