43 mph. Peak hourly wind gust yesterday in the metro area (1:53 PM).
60 F. average high on October 12.
61 F. high on October 12, 2014.
Trace of rain fell yesterday at KMSP.
October 13, 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.
October 13, 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.
October 13, 1820: Snowstorm at Ft. Snelling dumps 11 inches.
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Metro Freeze Risk on Saturday
"Bad weather always looks worse through a window" wrote Tom Lehrer. The view out the Amish Doppler (window) looks considerably better than yesterday. Monday was the definition of foul, with 40-50 mph gusts and angry fits of rain. A preview of coming attractions.
People living in far western Minnesota got a rude awakening: they went from mid-90s Sunday afternoon to sleet on Monday; a wind chill dipping into the 30s. It's amazing how quickly the sky can change in a 24-hour span. From pure magic to raw and windblown in the meteorological blink of an eye.
Welcome to the Major Leagues of Weather.
Winds ease today; enough sun for 60F. A reinforcing cool front arrives Thursday with more ragged bands of showers. Take a heavy jacket for Friday evening football games, and if skies clear and winds diminish (likely) the stage is set for the first metro frost/freeze of the season early Saturday, coming about 10 days later than average. 60s return by early next week; more lukewarm days ahead.
At least I have something to do now. If the weather didn't change what would we talk about?
...STRONGEST WIND GUSTS DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ... LOCATION SPEED TIME/DATE LAT/LON ALEXANDRIA AP 55 MPH 0742 AM 10/12 45.87N/95.39W WILLMAR AP 54 MPH 0215 PM 10/12 45.12N/95.08W MORRIS AP 54 MPH 0754 AM 10/12 45.57N/95.99W APPLETON AP 51 MPH 1234 PM 10/12 45.23N/96.00W CANBY AP 51 MPH 0714 PM 10/11 44.73N/96.27W GLENWOOD AP 51 MPH 0354 PM 10/12 45.64N/95.32W REDWOOD FALLS AP 51 MPH 0948 AM 10/12 44.55N/95.08W JORDAN 6 E 49 MPH 1208 PM 10/12 44.66N/93.52W LITCHFIELD 3 S 49 MPH 1111 AM 10/12 45.07N/94.53W ST CLOUD AP 49 MPH 0211 PM 10/12 45.54N/94.05W OLIVIA AP 48 MPH 0433 PM 10/12 44.78N/95.03W NEW ULM AP 48 MPH 1033 AM 10/12 44.32N/94.50W SAUK CENTRE AP 47 MPH 0734 AM 10/12 45.71N/94.93W ROBBINSDALE 1 WSW 47 MPH 1227 PM 10/12 45.02N/93.35W LONG PRAIRIE AP 46 MPH 0323 PM 10/12 45.90N/94.87W BENSON AP 46 MPH 0134 PM 10/12 45.33N/95.66W GRANITE LEDGE 7 N 46 MPH 0328 PM 10/12 45.90N/93.85W PRIOR LAKE 2 WSW 46 MPH 1235 PM 10/12 44.71N/93.46W EDEN PRAIRIE AP 46 MPH 0334 PM 10/12 44.83N/93.46WPeak Wind Gusts Monday. The entire list from NOAA is here.
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Image credit: NOAA SPC.
TODAY: Mix of clouds and sun, less wind. Winds: NW 10-15. High: near 60
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 43
WEDNESDAY: Plenty of sun, breezy. Winds: NW 10-20. High: 65
THURSDAY: Blustery & showery again. Winds: NW 15-25. Wake-up: 51. High: 57 (falling)
FRIDAY: Lingering clouds, brisk. Wake-up: 42. High: 50
SATURDAY: Early freeze. Bright sun. Wake-up: 32 (colder in the outlying suburbs). Winds: SE 3-8. High: 52
SUNDAY: Dim sun, a milder wind. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 37. High: near 60
MONDAY: Partly sunny, lukewarm again. Wake-up: 49. High: 66
Photo credit above: "This aerial photo shows the island village of Kivalina, an Alaska Native community of 400 people already receding into the ocean as a result of rising sea levels, Sept. 2, 2015, in Kotzebue, Alaska." Andrew Harnik/AP/File.