50 F. average high on November 1.
42 F. high on November 1, 2014.
November 2, 1938: Tornado at Nashwauk in Itasca County.
November 2, 1842: Warm spell at Ft. Snelling. Temperature was up to 60 degrees.
November 2: National Deviled Egg Day.
Weather Communication Challenges
"You can’t get mad at weather because weather’s not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life" said Doug Coupland. How true. The problem: we THINK we're in control. We make plans and the weather often gets in the way, so we take it personally.
The challenge of predicting the future is tough enough. Layer in a linguistics challenge as well; the words we choose to describe the upcoming weather. Was yesterday "partly sunny" or "mostly cloudy"? They mean one in the same. Partly cloudy assumes the day will be sunnier than partly sunny. Go figure.
Sunday's unexpected smear of clouds kept us a few degrees cooler than predicted. Expect more sunshine the next 3 days with a September-like breeze; 70F possibly tomorrow, likely Wednesday afternoon. I took my boat out 6 weeks too early. Ugh.
Soak up unseasonable late-season warmth because we chill into the 40s by late week. Models pull in showery rains Thursday; a bigger storm possible late next week.
One thing is fairly certain: our Jumbo Autumn will make the winter to come seem shorter. I predict less grumbling about the cold. No, wait. We'll find something else to grumble about.
Residents Survey Damage after "Historic" Hits San Marcos for Third Time. Three "historic" floods in the span of 2 years? Here's a clip from a video and story at Time Warner Cable News in Austin, Texas: "The word "historic" is being used all too often to describe floods from Wimberley to San Marcos to Onion Creek. That was the case two years ago. So was the flood this past Memorial Day. Now that term is being used once again. Our Stef Manisero takes us to San Marcos as residents there weather yet another historic bout with Mother Nature. Families in San Marcos spent Saturday cleaning up their flood-damaged homes. Residents sifted through their belongings, determining which things could be saved, and which things were just too wet..."
Photo credit above: "Mike Stoner gets out of his flooded car, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 in San Marcos, Texas. A fast-moving storm packing heavy rain and destructive winds overwhelmed rivers and prompted evacuations Friday in the same area of Central Texas that saw devastating spring floods." (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP
TODAY: Partly sunny and mild. Winds: SW 3-8. High: 66
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, nighttime lows milder than average highs in early November. Low: 50
TUESDAY: Lukewarm sun, no weather complaints. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 70
WEDNESDAY: Hello September! Warm sunshine. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 53. High: 72
THURSDAY: Showery rains develop, turning cooler. Wake-up: 52. High: 55
FRIDAY: So this is what November feels like? More clouds than sun. Wake-up: 38. High: 48
SATURDAY: Mix of clouds and sun, brisk. Wake-up: 33. High: 48
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, milder than average. Wake-up: 31. High: 53
Would you like to explore where your faith intersections with weather and climate change? On Saturday, November 7th at 9a in Prior Lake, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church is hosting a Creation Care event that will examine the intersection of faith, climate change and weather. The event is free. Childcare is provided for those that RSVP. Presenters include faith leaders from the Lutheran, Methodist, MCC and Catholic church, Dr. John Abraham (climate scientist from the University of St. Thomas) and me. RSVP at: http://www.sollc.org/creationcare.