59 F. average high for October 14.
57 F. high on October 14, 2011.
60+ today, 70+ tomorrow.
Rain likely Wednesday and Thursday. Wet snowflakes may mix in by Thursday night.
70+ temperatures possible early next week.
"I Double-Dare You To Jump, Felix!" Details on the jump, the LEAP, heard around the world, a swan-dive from the edge of space, 24 miles above the ground, below.
Photo credit above: "Eden Valley farmer Tom Haag emptied corn into a holding wagon used to shuttle the grain to a nearby semi-trailer for transport back to the farmstead and a storage container." Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune.
Photo credit above: "In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, farmer Bob Schaefers walks from the exit of a trail through his corn maze near Lollie, Ark. Devastating spring freezes and this year's historic drought have taken some of the charm out of rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn mazes too short for labyrinth duty, orchards virtually devoid of U-pick apples and fall colors muted." (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Photo credit above: Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com. "More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat?"
* I use Mozilla Firefox. If you upgraded to the latest version the "Do Not Track" function is set as a default. If not go into Tools, Options, Privacy, and make sure "Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked" is checked. It'll take you 5 seconds.
Photo credit above: funny-potato.com.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
** Boundary Waters photo above courtesy of Steve Burns.
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
Recently, I was introduced to the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) and my heart was warmed by the energy of this group. Every member of the steering committee is less than 30 years old, well-educated and passionate about showing the religious community that it is our responsibility to work as citizens of a nation to influence action against climate change. They believe God holds Christians accountable for caring for the Earth. And each member of YECA is committed to educating others of this responsibility...."
* Global Rank of Hottest Years To Coldest graph above courtesy of the U.K. Met Office.
Image credit above: "NASA handout image shows how satellite data reveals how the new record low Arctic sea ice extent, from September 16, 2012, compares to the average minimum extent over the past 30 years (in yellow). " Photograph by: (REUTERS/NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio/Handout) , Postmedia News
Graphic credit above: "The continental U.S. had its hottest average temperature in 118 years, according to federal researchers. Five of eight regions also set records (in red), while three others had their second or third highest average temperatures. The Pacific Northwest was also "above normal."