46 F. average high on November 8.
43 F. high on November 8, 2014.
November 9, 2003: Parts of west central and north central Minnesota receive anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of new snow. Canby had the most at 6 inches and Benson measured 5 inches.
November 9, 1977: A foot of snow falls in Western Minnesota. I-94 is tied up.
November 9, 1850: The sky darkens at Ft. Snelling due to smoke from prairie fires.
Talking Trash - Who Really Has The "Best Weather"?
America, land of the free, home of the brave; as competitive about hometown weather as we are our favorite college football teams.
"It's November and people are still boating!" I bragged to my oldest son in Seattle. "Oh yeah? Well, it's raining here, but it's a warm rain." A friend in Scottsdale assured me "it's a dry heat". So is my oven but I don't stick my head inside. Another friend in Naples is really looking forward to January. "Puffy cumulus clouds, 80 degrees, what's not to like?" Storms with names, for one. Even Maui, as close to perfect as you can get, sees occasional hurricanes.
Is there a place with "perfect weather" and no risk? I'm not so sure that exists.
I'm feeling even better about Minnesota, especially considering El Nino warmth coming out of the Pacific should take some of the edge off the winter to come.
Right now I don't see any snowstorms between now and Thanksgiving. The atmosphere will be warm enough for rain Wednesday into Thursday morning; some .5 to 1 inch amounts possible.
Minor league cold fronts arrive late week, again late next week - but nothing polar. Nothing that'll make you want to call a travel agent. November Lite continues.
Image credit here.
TODAY: Mild sunshine, no weather-worries. Winds: S 10-20. High: 59
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and comfortable. Low: 41
TUESDAY: Plenty of sunshine, still quiet. High: 57
WEDNESDAY: Rain arrives PM hours. Wake-up: 45. High: 54
THURSDAY: Periods of rain, ending by afternoon. Winds: NW 15-30. Wake-up: 42. High: 47
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, jacket weather. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: 35. High: 42
SATURDAY: Lot's of sun. Not bad at all. Winds: SW 10-15. Wake-up: 30. High: 52
SUNDAY: Plenty of sun, still above average. Winds: NW 8-13. Wake-up: 37. High: 52
* File photo from the 1991 Halloween Superstorm courtesy of The Star Tribune.
File photo: Peter Morgan, AP.