55 F. average high for October 23.
58 F. high on October 23, 2011.
.08" rain fell yesterday with scattered T-storms between 3-7 am.
.52" rain predicted for the Twin Cities by midday Thursday. 00z NAM model.
Photo credit courtesy of alertdriving.com, which has more details on the UK study.
Photo credit: "Some of the men who worked on the project - eager to learn, willing to work, and dedicated to developing a career in meteorology."
Image credit above: "When GOES-13 went on standby. Image via CIMSS Satellite Blog."
Image credit above: "This Sept. 16, 2012, image released by NASA shows the amount of summer sea ice in the Arctic, at center in white, and the 1979 to 2000 average extent for the day shown, with the yellow line. Scientists say sea ice in the Arctic shrank to an all-time low of 1.32 million square miles on Sept. 16." (AP Photo/U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, File)
"Ask Paul". Weather-related Q&A:
"I am a huge fan of Paul Douglas's blog! Thanks for all you do Paul, I love your enthusiasm for weather. I share in that enthusiasm and like to keep up to date on the weather forecast and the various model outputs. I want to ask you where you get the model data from the GFS that breaks it down in 3-hour increments. I am attaching the graphic you frequently reference as an example. I love this format and would love to have access to view this model output on my own.
Thanks again for all you do!"
Looks Like Winter. Here are some of the highest western snowfall totals, courtesy of Chad Merrill at Earth Networks:
30" Prosser Creek Reser, California
22" Alpine Meadows, California
18" Mt. Rose Ski Area, Nevada
16" Soda Springs, California
9" Hungry Horse, Montana
4.5" Montpelier, Idaho
More Like Late April. It didn't feel like late October out there yesterday. After a thundery start clouds, fog and mist lingered much of the day, as much as .38" rain fell at Crystal. Highs ranged from 56 at Alexandria to 60 St. Cloud to 65 in the Twin Cities.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota: