65 F. average high on October 2.
77 F. high on October 2, 2013.
.75" rain fell yesterday at MSP International Airport.
1.45" rain fell October 1-2 in the Twin Cities.
October 2, 1999: Earliest ever single digit temperature in Minnesota for Fall. Embarrass had a low of 9 degrees.
October 2, 1922: Hot fall day. 95 in Ada and 93 at Moorhead.
Say It Ain't Snow
This is a test. This is only a test. Mother Nature will test your sense of humor this weekend. Are you stoic - do you take things in stride, or do you agonize over things you can't change?
Only in Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Weather Extremes, is it possible to go from 82F and sunburn on a Sunday to slushy snow, heavy jackets and scattered scowls five days later. Each successive computer run is colder and wetter for tonight & early Saturday Saturday; the freezing level forecast to be low enough for wet snow to mix in with the rain, even as far south as the Twin Cities.
Before you unleash a primal scream consider that ground temperatures are still in the 50s. Any snow that mixes in late tonight will probably melt on contact. That said, a coating of slush is possible near St. Cloud; maybe 1 inch of premature snow from Wadena to Bemidji by Saturday morning.
Have a nice day.
This weekend would feel right at home in early November with highs in the 40s and a jacket-worthy wind chill. A stiff breeze may prevent widespread metro frost until Wednesday morning.
And yes, it's early to be babbling about snow. At MSP the first measurable snow usually comes November 4.
Is another bitter winter imminent? Not necessarily. Stay upbeat.
Instability Showers Arrive Tonight - Mixing With Wet Snow Late. NOAA's 4 km NAM model shows a dry, windy start giving way to another surge of showers pushing from the Red River Valley into the metro; temperatures aloft cold enough for a little wet snow to mix in, but relatively warm ground temperatures should prevent a premature case of shock and awe Saturday morning. Future radar: HAMweather.
* Twin Cities Marathon Weather: partly to mostly cloudy, breezy (but not as windy as today) with temperatures rising from the upper 30s into the 40s. No heat exhausion risk this year.
* The Minnesota DNR has more details about September here.
Photo credit above: "Winter has visited 11, 733 Starbucks so far."
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TODAY: Very windy and raw with mainly PM showers. Winds: NW 25+ High: 48
FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain may mix with a little wet snow in the metro. Some slush may accumulate on lawns/fields from near St. Cloud to Brainerd and Bemidji late. Low: 36
SATURDAY: Hello November! Mostly cloudy with a stiff breeze. High: 47
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, still brisk. Wake-up: 35. High: near 50
MONDAY: Clouds linger - chilly. Wake-up: 37. High: 49
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. No sign of October. Wake-up: 38. High: 50
WEDNESDAY: Frosty start. More sun, less wind. Wake-up: 31. High: 59
THURSDAY: Fading sun, more seasonable. Wake-up: 48. High: 62
* Photo credit above: Heidi Rusch in Minnetonka.
Photo credit above: Mel Evans, AP. "Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan to participate in a climate change march on Sept. 21, 2014, urging policy-makers to take action."