"Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch this month, predicting the climate phenomenon is likely to develop in late fall or early winter. La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived."
See more from NOAA HERE:
The 2016 U.S. Winter Outlook (December through February):
*Wetter than normal conditions are most likely in the northern Rockies, around the Great Lakes, in Hawaii and in western Alaska
*Drier than normal conditions are most likely across the entire southern U.S. and southern Alaska.
*Warmer than normal conditions are most likely across the southern U.S., extending northward through the central Rockies, in Hawaii, in western and northern Alaska and in northern New England.
*Cooler conditions are most likely across the northern tier from Montana to western Michigan.
*The rest of the country falls into the “equal chance” category, meaning that there is not a strong enough climate signal in these areas to shift the odds, so they have an equal chance for above-, near-, or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation.
After a beautiful Saturday, a weak storm system will push through the region prompting a bit of a breeze Sunday. There will be a noticeable nip to the air. Clouds and a few showers will be found in far northern Minnesota, while most of us stay dry through Monday. A cool rain arrives late Tuesday with some 1 to nearly 2 inch rain amounts possible across southern Minnesota through midweek.
By the way, the metro has not yet seen an official frost this fall. The average first 32 degree temp at the MSP Airport is October 8th. The coldest so far is 36 degrees. The last time we dipped to 32 degrees or colder was back on April 12th; 27 degrees. I'm still picking fresh tomatoes!
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average Low: 37F (Record: 17F set in 1936)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~5hours and 3mins
1.5 Days After Last Quarter
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