67 F. average high on September 26.
82 F. high on September 26, 2014.
September 27, 1942: The max temperature was 40 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis.
September 27, 1898: Heat wave with 91 degrees at Beardsley and 90 at Moorhead.
"Super Blood Moon" Tonight
What month is this again? I'm enjoying a super-sized August as much as the next guy; relieved it's not snowing. Bad weather is good for business (sad but true) but I'm just fine with this lack of weather-drama.
Expect low 80s this afternoon (15F warmer than average) with a stiff south wind and a few whitecaps on your favorite lake. Amazingly nice for late September. A few showers may sprout tomorrow along the leading edge of Canadian air; midweek temperatures dipping into the 60s before mellowing near 70F by late week - comfortable sunshine next weekend as the brunt of rain stays south of Minnesota.
Within a week it'll be cold enough for snow showers over New England and the Pacific Northwest, but nothing close to home as we limp into October.
Meanwhile you'll want to check out tonight's "super blood moon". A full moon will plunge into Earth's shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse lasting about an hour. An orange/reddish-looking moon may result during "totality", from roughly 8-10 PM.
Check out the free show if you can because this won't happen again until 2033.
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Photo credit above: "Earth’s shadow will cover the Moon in shades of orange and red the evening of September 27, just as it did during this August 1989 eclipse." Credit: Bill and Sally Fletcher.
TODAY: Warm sun, windy and August-like. High: 82
SUNDAY NIGHT: Total lunar eclipse. Partly cloudy skies. Low: 63
MONDAY: Cloudier, passing shower possible. Winds: N 10-15. High: 71
TUESDAY: Cool comfortable sunshine. Wake-up: 50. High: 67
WEDNESDAY: More clouds, showers north? Wake-up: 52. High: 65
THURSDAY: Few showers around town. Wake-up: 56. High: 68
FRIDAY: Mix of clouds and sun. Wake-up: 54. High: 69
SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies. Winds: NE 5-10. Wake-up: 53. High: 70
Climate Stories....Because Weather & Climate are Flip-Sides of the Same Coin:
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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.
Photo credit above: " Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.