67 F. average high on September 27.
83 F. high on September 27, 2014.
September 28, 1983: Late summer with 91 degrees at Montevideo and 90 degrees at Elbow Lake.
September 28, 1895: "Furious wind" at Pleasant Mound in Blue Earth County blew down grain stacks and corn shocks. Source: Twin Cities National Weather Service.
Feels Like Autumn This Week
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns" wrote George Eliot. Amen. But is it autumn yet? The calendar says so, but the jungle-like canopy of green outside my window is a reminder that fall is running late this year.
September temperatures are averaging more than 6F warmer than usual, but Canada pops our warm weather bubble this week. We'll have to be content with 60s, closer to average.
On average the metro sees the first frost of the season the first week of October, but I don't see any jolts of freezing air looking out 2 weeks or so. Today's weather will help you focus on work or errands: more clouds, a few passing showers as cooler air dribbles south of the border.
Dust off a sweatshirt or light jacket for Tuesday morning, but faint whiffs of summery warmth will return in October. No big storms are brewing close to home; ECMWF guidance hinting at the next chance of rain one week from today.
With this week's cool front maybe the leaves will start to turn. Cue the color. It's time!
Photo credit above: "Diesel car engines like this one in a 2012 Volkswagen Golf are among those that include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants." Patrick Pleul/DPA/Landov.
TODAY: Clouds, few showers. Winds: N 10-15. High: 71 (falling)
MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and cooler. Low: 49
TUESDAY: Cool, blue sky - feels like fall. Winds: N 7-12. High: 64
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, seasonable. Wake-up: 45. High: 65
THURSDAY: Mix of clouds and sun. Wake-up: 47. High: 66
FRIDAY: Some sun, probably dry. Wake-up: 49. High: 65
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, still quiet. Wake-up: 48. High: 63
SUNDAY: Intervals of sunshine. Wake-up: 48. High: 64
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Map credit above: "Median time of anthropogenic emergence and zonally averaged signal and noise for climate means and extremes. Maps of median TAE averaged across 23 model simulations for (a) and (b) mean surface air temperature, (c) and (d) highest daily maximum temperature, (e) and (f) lowest daily minimum temperature, (g) and (h) total precipitation, and (i), (j) maximum 1-d precipitation for (a), (c), (e), (g) and (i) June–August and (b), (d), (f), (h) and (j) December–February. Zonally averaged values of signal (red) and noise (black) are shown where signal is the mean difference in the variable between 1989–2039 and 1860–1910, and noise is the standard deviation of the variable for 1860–1910." Courtesy: University of New South Wales.