60 F. average high on October 12.
58 F. high on October 12, 2013.
October 12 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX National Weather Service:
1917: Record low temperatures occurred across central Minnesota with temperatures ranging from the low to mid teens to the upper teens and lower 20s. St. Cloud had the coldest temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit; likewise, Mora recorded a low of 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
1880: An early blizzard struck southwest and west central counties in Minnesota. Huge drifts exceeding 20 ft in the Canby area lasted until the next spring.
1820: Snowstorm at Ft. Snelling dumps 11 inches.
"Hey Paul, remember me? You came to my 4th grade class 27 years ago. I was the guy in the back of the room!" Um, no. But I'll pretend if it makes you happy.
My short-term memory is a mess but I remember my 11th grade English teacher, Mrs. Eisenhart. "Use action words!" she instructed. "It's not fair but people will judge you by how well you speak" she added. She was right.
Whether selling products or services, advancing public policy or just trying to convince your 16 year old to take AP math, the words you choose are critical.
Substance matters. So does effective communication. That's why public speaking is so critical - learning to tame those inner butterflies.
After a weekend frost/freeze the growing season is over, statewide. Bugs, pollen and drippy dew points are a thing of the past.
A frontal passage sparks a few hours of showers today; a major storm over the southern Plains pushes a pinwheel of showers into Wisconsin later this week. Highs top 60F much of this week, and after a flurry of weekend jackets (highs near 50F) a warm ridge of high pressure returns next week. I see more 60s, even a 70-degree high or two in late October.
My Halloween costume this year? I think I'll go as "Al Nino".
Image credit above: NASA / GSFC / SDO.
TODAY: Cool and damp. Few hours of showers. Winds: N 5-10. High: 56
MONDAY NIGHT: A few more showers and sprinkles, mainly east metro. Low: 46
TUESDAY: Partly sunny and pleasant. High: 63
WEDNESDAY: Plenty of sun, no complaints. Wake-up: 43. High: 62
THURSDAY: Clouds increase. Wisconsin showers. Wake-up: 44. High: 63
FRIDAY: Intervals of sun, turning breezy and cooler. Wake-up: 48. High: 58
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, jackets return. Wake-up: 41. High: near 50
SUNDAY: Early sun, PM showers. Wake-up: 37. High: 51
* Preliminary NASA GISS data suggests that 2014 (January - September) is the 3rd warmest on record, worldwide.