Near Record Warmth For The Deer Opener
By D.J. Kayser, filling in for Paul Douglas
70s in November? Can that happen? Or did we go through a change in latitude that I somehow missed?
Our warm stretch of weather continues again today as highs climb toward 70 with some passing clouds. We could even make a run toward the record of 71, set back in 2001. This will also be the warmest Minnesota Deer Opener in recent history. Most recently it was 67 back in 2004 and 64 in 2009 in the metro.
Hitting 70 in November is certainly rare, but it has happened before. Through 2015, the Twin Cities has hit 70 or higher 31 times, and we even did it twice last year (on November 2nd and 3rd). Temperatures today won't be approaching the warmest November temperature, however – that was 77, set in 1999 and 1933.
Warm weather, though not quite as warm as today, will stick around as we head into next week. Highs will remain above average for this time of year through at least next Friday before a potential cool down works in for the middle of the month.
Enjoy the warmth. The other shoe has to drop at some point... I think.
SUNDAY: Some PM clouds. Warm weather continues. High 67. Low 48. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind S 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: A touch cooler with afternoon showers. High 60. Low 44. Chance of precipitation 30%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: Gradually clearing skies. High 58. Low 42. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind NW 3-7 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Above average weather continues. High 60. Low 45. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind SE 3-7 mph.
THURSDAY: Perfect November day. High 58. Low 46. Chance of precipitation 0%. WInd SW 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: Mix of clouds and sun. High 57. Low 41. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind NE 5-10 mph.
Average Low: 32F (Record: 3F set in 1951)
Average Precipitation: 0.07" (Record: 0.93" set in 1948)
Average Snow: 0.2" (Record: 4.2" in 1959)
Sunset: 5:55 PM
*Length Of Day: 9 hours, 57 minutes and 19 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~2 minutes and 40 second
*Next Sunrise That Is BEFORE 7 AM: November 6th (6:59 am) (Due to time shift "fall back" that occurs that morning)
*Next Sunset That Is At/Before 5 PM: November 6th (4:54 pm) (Due to time shift "fall back" that occurs that morning)
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