58 F. average high for October 17.
58 F. high on October 17, 2011.
Trace of rain fell at KMSP yesterday.
32 mph: peak wind gust yesterday (1 pm).
.28" rain predicted by midday Friday (00z NAM).
Mid-60s Sunday; mildest day in sight.
3" rain next Tuesday thru Thursday (ECMWF)
60-Hour Rainfall Forecast. The 4 km NAM from NOAA NCEP shows a huge variation in predicted rainfall amounts across the state; around .2" for St. Cloud, closer to .3 to .4" for the Twin Cities, but over an inch for far western Minnesota.
Photo credit above: Carlye Calvin / NCAR. "A fish-eye view of some of the Yellowstone supercomputer's 100 racks. An iconic scene from Yellowstone National Park is featured mosaic-style on the ends of each rack."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Graphic credit above: "2012 has, so far, had the most extreme weather on record in the lower 48 states, according to the Climate Extremes Index." Credit: NOAA/NCDC.
Photo credit above: Lake Tahoe. Photo by Brent Allen, TERC.
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