74 F. average high on September 10.
68 F. high on September 10, 2014.
.02" rain fell Thursday at MSP International Airport.
September 10, 2002: A late-season tornado strikes Albertville just after midnight .According to a damage survey conducted by NWS personnel, it touched down on the eastern edge of Cedar Creek Golf Course, then it moved straight east and dissipated in a city park just west of the railroad tracks. It completely tore the roof off of one home. Roofs were partially off a number of other homes, many attached garages collapsed, and a couple of houses were rotated on their foundation. About 20 homes were damaged, nine of which sustained significant damage.
September 10, 1986: 3 inch hail fell in Watonwan County.
September 10, 1947: Downpour across the Iron Range. Hibbing got 8.6 inches in three hours.
September 10, 1931: St Cloud's high was 106 degrees, while it reached 104 degrees in Minneapolis.
September 10, 1910: Duluth had the shortest growing season ever with frost free days from June 14 to September 10 (87days). Normally the frost-free season is 143 days.
"We know that in September we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost" wrote Henry Rollins. I'm an unabashed cheerleader for September. I suspect it may be the most beautiful and underrated month of the year in Minnesota.
Think about it. The kids are back in school, the lakes are serene, water just warm enough for one last (quick) dip. No mention of dew point; humidity levels are trending lower. The risk of encountering a wild thunderstorm are small. Days are lukewarm, nights "good for sleeping". The atmosphere is shifting gears, but simmering summer warmth means numerous streaks of 70s and 80s.
The Super El Nino we're tracking in the Pacific may be historic, forecast to peak between October and December. The atmospheric equivalent of an electric blanket, unnaturally warm water should provide a mild bias thousands of miles downwind, well into winter.
Most NOAA climate models keep us milder (and wetter) into February. Maybe we'll get the snow without the crippling cold?
Hey, a guy can dream.
We stay cool and dry into the weekend but 80s return next week. I predict wardrobe malfunctions: shorts and jackets in the same closet. Why not?
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TODAY: Cool, fresh sunshine. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 64
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear and comfortably cool. Low: 44
SATURDAY: Chilly start, bright sun. Winds: NW 5-10. High: near 70
SUNDAY: Sunny and warmer. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 50. High: 77
MONDAY: Partly sunny, July-like. Wake-up: 58. High: 82
TUESDAY: Hazy sun, sticky again. Wake-up: 61. High: 84
WEDNESDAY: Humid, few T-storms. Wake-up: 63. High: near 80
THURSDAY: T-storms, then gradual clearing. Wake-up: 61. High: 78
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