66 F. average high on September 28.
72 F. high on September 28, 2013.
September 28, 1876: Cold day over the region with a high of 45 in the Twin Cities (normally the high should be 65 there this time of year).
“Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual” said Socrates. He was right.
I can't recall yesterday but I vividly remember a flight 30 years ago, sitting next to an investment banker. I asked the obvious inane question. "What's the best investment?" He thought about it and surprised me with his answer. "Go back to school. Get an advanced degree. The extra money you earn during your career will far eclipse any returns from stocks, bonds or real estate."
I've earned a crude MBA the hard way, by starting up 4 companies, but I wish I'd taken his advice. That said, there's only so much you can learn from a book or lecture. Memorization only goes so far. Trial and error is a much better teacher.
The bubble has burst on our late September weather-honeymoon. Keep in mind the sun is as high in the sky as it was in mid-March, longer nights emboldening cooler fronts to probe farther south.
A family of fronts spark sprinkles today; heavier showers late Tuesday & Wednesday. We slide into a cooler, wetter pattern as we sail into October; jackets by late week, a risk of frost in the immediate metro Sunday morning.
It looks like 40s and low 50s for the Twin Cities Marathon.
Temperature Correction. From July to October in the span of 36 hours? High-resolution NAM guidance from NOAA shows chilly air pushing south, sparking clouds and a few sprinkles today as temperatures fall through the 60s. 2-meter 60-hour temperature animation: HAMweather.
Canadian Infiltration. As jet stream winds buckle much colder air will plow southward; the main thrust of chilliness coming behind a sloppy frontal passage on Wednesday. Time to migrate from shorts back to jackets, but I still think we'll see a few more 70s before the flakes start to fly.
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MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, cooler. Sprinkles. Winds: NE 10. High: 61
MONDAY NIGHT: Patchy clouds, chilly. Low: 48
TUESDAY: Fleeting sun. Late showers likely. High: 65
WEDNESDAY: Showers, stray T-storm or two. Wake-up: 59. High: 68
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, feels like October. Wake-up: 56. High: 64
FRIDAY: Gray and raw. Few PM showers. Wake-up: 45. High: 52
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and jacket-worthy. Wake-up: 40. High: 50
SUNDAY: Early frost? Clouds, stray sprinkle. Wake-up: 35. High: 57
Image credit above: "The range of the black-legged tick, which carries Lyme disease, is expanding north due to the warming effects of climate change." Photo credit: Shutterstock.
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