Take a look at the tweet that the NWS out of Washington DC/Baltimore sent out on Sunday morning. Due to colder temperatures moving into the region, the tempeature dipped below 60F for the first time in 107 days. That makes it the 2nd longest stretch with temperatures at 60F or warmer in recorded history.
Some of the new record daily amounts of rainfall included:
7.64" at Waseca
5.15" at Wells
4.11" at Rochester
4.06" at Bricelyn
3.81" at Preston
3.74" at Spring Grove
3.70" at Zumbrota, Grand Meadow, and Spring Valley
3.09" at Winnebago
3.08" at Theilman
2.75" at La Crescent
2.15" at Stillwater
2.10" at Winona Dam
2.06" at Kimball
Many other communities with shorter climate records reported even greater amounts of rainfall, including 5.34" at Lanesboro, 5.11" at Eau Claire, WI; 4.65" at Champlin; 4.15" at Owatonna; 8.11" at Maple Grove; and 5.12" at Byron.
The added rainfall this week pushed the total for the month of September to near record or new record values for a number of climate stations in southern Minnesota, including:
13.69" at Mabel (Fillmore County)
13.89" at Spring Grove (Houston County)
10.37" at Spring Valley (Fillmore County) 10.56” at Rushford (Fillmore County)
11.40" at Hokah (Houston County)
13.03" at Caledonia (Houston County)
14.56" at Waseca (Waseca County)
September (So far): 5.38"
Break out the long sleeves and slow cook something in the Crock-Pot. I always hate to see summer go, but I am reminded how much I like Fall once the temperatures dip and trees start turning color. We're also getting closer to the end of road construction season and that's a major plus!
The mercury struggles to get to 60 degrees across much of northern Minnesota today as low, gray clouds and scattered light showers rotate around a slow moving storm system. The storm loiters in the Great Lakes region through the early week time frame, which means we'll have to deal with a nagging, Octoberish breeze; one that will have you reaching for an extra layer before leaving the house in the morning.
As the stubborn storm drifts east, a ridge of high pressure builds in allowing sunshine and dry weather to persist for several days. Golfers and golf fans will be appreciative of the downpour free forecast as the Ryder Cup comes to town this week.
At this point, the weekend looks dry with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. FORE!
Average Low: 48F (Record: 27F set in 1965)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~3hours and 41mins
3.7 Days Before New Moon
"WMO rules on longest distance and longest duration lightning flashes"
"Experts have established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Oklahoma (United States of America) and southern France. The lightning flash over Oklahoma in 2007 covered a horizontal distance of 321 kilometers (199.5 miles). The lightning event over southern France in 2012 lasted continuously for 7.74 seconds."
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