36 F. average high for November 24.
59 F. high temperature a year ago, on November 24, 2011.
No significant precipitation (rain or snow) looking out 5 days.
40s next weekend, 50s a week from Monday?
I am a longtime reader of your blog. Thought you would be interested to see these pics I took while visiting my parents for Thanksgiving down in SW Minnesota outside of Fulda. Where I am standing usually has 4 feet of water. The drought down in that area is as bad as I have seen. Anyway, keep up the blog!
Photo credit above: "Danny Serfling tilled a field on his farm in Preston, Minn., in late October. He lost part of this field and a whole other one to rootworm. The solution? “We will have to use more insecticide,” he said." Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune.
* snowcover map above courtesy of NOAA's National Snow Analysis, showing 2" on the ground from St. Cloud to Brainerd, as much as 4" near International Falls. My friend in Herbster, Wisconsin reports 10-12" of new (lake effect) snow in his yard.
1977: Record lows were set across central Minnesota with lows in the teens to single digits below zero. Montevideo had the coldest temperature of 18 degrees below zero along with Long Prairie at 16 degrees below zero.
1820: Ft. Snelling is in the middle of a three-day blizzard that would dump nine inches of snow.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
* long range models are hinting at a few days above 50s a week from Monday, an unseasonably mild start to December.
Photo credit above: AP/Tony Rayle/Yuma Sun
Photo credit: Bruce Chambers/AP "Oil companies currently have proven reserves of oil, gas and coal worth $27 trillion."
* more on the documentary "Chasing Ice" here.