54 F. average high for October 25.
56 F. high on October 25, 2011.
.76" rain fell at KMSP yesterday, a new 24-hour rainfall record for October 25. Old record: .67" in 2010.
Trace of snow reported yesterday.
Friday Snowfall Amounts:
4.8" reported at Orr, Minnesota
1.3" Fort Ripley
Minnesota Drought Update. There was some improvement in drought conditions in the last week; the area experiencing extreme drought shrank from 30 to 25%. But much of the metro is in severe drought; the .75" of rain that fell yesterday was welcome indeed, but we still need 6-8" of rain to completely pull out of the drought in the Twin Cities, as much as 10" over southwestern Minnesota. Source: NOAA Drought Monitor.
central NJ, Tuesday AM
Delmarva peninsula, Monday PM
Long Island, Tuesday PM
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: "A courtyard view of the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. To achieve net-zero energy use, the building uses natural ventilation and controlled use of daylight and shade. Solar panels have been installed on the roof." Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg