49 F. average high on November 2.
50 F. high on November 2, 2013.
November 2 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX National Weather Service:
1991: The Great Halloween blizzard ends with a total of 28.4 inches of snow at Twin Cities.
1956: Parts of central Minnesota had record high low temperatures in the upper forties to the lower fifties. Minneapolis, Farmington, Chaska, and Gaylord all had high temperatures of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
1915: Severe thunderstorm in Chatfield, MN. One person killed by lightning.
Welcome Season of Long Shadows. Even at noon the sun is crouched low in the sky, skimming the tops of the trees, illuminating the southern sky like a spotlight, throwing down a tangle of shadows.
Walking the dog yesterday my wife and I couldn't help but gawk. The sky had a crisp, golden-glow you don't find any other time of the year. We saw a few fishing boats out on the lake; a couple of bank thermometers flashing 60F; not bad considering the sun angle is identical to February 8.
One more mild day today with a growing chance of rain by afternoon and evening. The drive home may be slower than usual.
Election Day looks quiet with cool, dry exhaust behind a frontal passage, but the sun should be out. No weather excuses not to get out to the polls.
Let's be honest here: it's been too nice for too long. In our gut we all know a "correction" is coming. That would be a fair assumption.
Models show a family of clippers pushing south, each stormy twist followed by a reinforcing jab of steadily colder air. A rain-snow mix is possible by Friday night or Saturday; by early next week highs hold in the 20s and 30s with a wintry snap to the air. Upper 50s today?
Yep, these are the good old days.
Another Weak and Wobby Polar Vortex? With rapid melting of Arctic ice all bets are off, but I still believe the odds of another 90-day polar vortex excursion again this winter are small. Not zero, but weather rarely repeats itself. That said, there will be a turn to colder weather over the next 1-2 weeks as a -AO and -NAO pattern sharpens up the western ridge, allowing colder Canadian air to push farther south. November 8-12 500 mb winds: NOAA NCEP.
TODAY: Clouds increase, PM showers. Winds: SW 8. High: 57
MONDAY NIGHT: Clouds and periods of rain. Low: 38
ELECTION DAY: Partly sunny, breezy and dry. High: 51
WEDNESDAY: Next clipper, clouds and showers. Wake-up: 36. High: 46
THURSDAY: Mix of clouds and sun, cooler. Wake-up: 34. High: 44
FRIDAY: Rain-snow mix possible late. Wake-up: 33. High: 41
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, cold wind. Wake-up: 32. High: 38
SUNDAY: Feels like November. Early sun, clouds increase. Wake-up: 26. High: 39