- St. Cloud: 72 (tied record also set in 1975)
- Duluth: 70 (previous record: 68 in 1975)
- Rochester: 71 (previous record: 70 in 1893)
- Fargo, ND: 72 (previous record: 70 in 1975)
- Eau Claire, WI: 72 (previous record: 68 in 1975 and 1924)
I went walking around a local lake Friday, and the first through that popped in my mind was, "this is great September weather." Too bad it is November. Climatologist Mark Seeley has more on the warm start to the month in his weekly WeatherTalk blog: "Most climate stations in the state are reporting daily temperatures that range from 8 to 15 degrees F above normal for the first few days of November. This pattern is expected to persist well into the month, and may approach the record warmest first half of November which dates back to 2001 That year was the only time the Twin Cities saw daily temperatures average above 50°F for the whole first half of November. Everybody is asking when the other shoe will drop. Perhaps not until the 16th or 17th."
149 Days At/Above 70 This Year In The Twin Cities
Saturday's high of 73 marked the 149th day at or above 70 degrees so far in 2016. That's the second most we've ever seen in the Twin Cities, only behind 1900 which saw 155 days. While the current forecast won't have us breaking that record, there is another record from 1900 we will break over the next few days. That was the year of the latest first 32 degree reading on record, set on November 7th. We've yet to hit 32 this fall in the Twin Cities, and the forecast would have our first one at least a week away at the minimum.
Twin Cities Election Day Weather
Turn Back The Clocks - Still Feels Like September
By D.J. Kayser, filling in for Paul Douglas
I hope you remembered to turn back your clock overnight as we reentered standard time at 2 AM early this morning. This may be a bright spot to you early risers! Today's sunrise is at 6:59 AM - the first sunrise before 7 AM since September 20th. However, enjoy this pre-7 AM sunrise while it lasts - today is also the last sunrise before 7 AM until we reach February 24th.
The bad part about shifting back to standard time? The return of the really early sunset. Just a few days ago we saw our first sunset before 6 PM of the fall, but as of today our sunset is now before 5 PM and keeps getting earlier until early December. It's just one of the downsides as we head into the winter season.
Even though we turned back the clocks, it's still going to feel more like late September as we head through the day today. Highs will climb to near 70 with mainly sunny skies. While temps will be cooler heading into the work week, we will still be above average for this time of year. Continue to enjoy the warmth while it lasts!
1947: A snowstorm moves through Minnesota with high winds, causing a million dollars in damage.
Average Low: 31F (Record: 0F set in 1991)
Average Precipitation: 0.06" (Record: 1.54" set in 2000)
Average Snow: 0.2" (Record: 1.6" in 1933)
Sunset: 4:54 PM
*Length Of Day: 9 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~2 minutes and 39 seconds
*Next Sunrise That Is After 7 AM: November 7th (7:01 am)
*Earliest Sunset Of The Year: December 9th (4:31 pm)
Election Day Forecast
Southeast Drought Continues
- Birmingham, AL – 0.00″ (driest October on record)
- Colorado Springs, CO – 0.00″ (driest October on record)
- El Paso, TX – 0.00″ (driest October on record)
- Mobile, AL – 0.00″ (driest October on record) – only the second overall month on record with no precipitation falling
- Pensacola, FL – 0.00″ (driest October on record)
The Great Salt Lake Is Drying Up