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Chilliest Halloween Since 2006 – Milder Pacific Breeze Returns Next Week

43 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday. 52 F. average high on October 29. 42 F. high on October 29, 2013. October 29 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX National Weather Service: 1951: A early snow storm dropped as … Continue reading

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Chilly Spell – First Metro Hard Freeze Saturday Morning

49 F. high temperature in the Twin Cities Tuesday. 52 F. average high on October 28 44 F. high on October 28, 2013. October 28 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: Twin Cities National Weather Service: 2004: Exceptionally muggy for October. … Continue reading

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Temperature Correction – Mild Bias into Mid November?

67 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday. 53 F. average high on October 27. 58 F. high on October 27, 2013. 2.6″ snow fell on the Twin Cities on October 27, 1919. Risk of October Be afraid. When the … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Rain/Thunder Chance

Long Shadows By Paul Douglas My oldest son, Walt, summed up an improbable year better than his old man ever could. “Worst winter in 30 years, lousy spring, June monsoons and a delayed summer. I didn’t think we could salvage … Continue reading

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Unsettled Start to a Cooler Week Ahead

Cold Weather StimuliBy Paul Douglas “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing or water” joked comedian Carl Reiner. Love it or hate it winter brings out the best in us. Think about it. … Continue reading

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Unsettled Start to a Cooler Week Ahead

Cold Weather StimuliBy Paul Douglas“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing or water” joked comedian Carl Reiner. Love it or hate it winter brings out the best in us.Think about it. If every … Continue reading

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Unforgettable: Indian Summer Spills into Monday

67 F. high yesterday in the Twin Cities.72 F. high in St. Cloud81 F. high in Madison, Minnesota Friday.54 F. average high on October 24.44 F. high on October 24, 2013. October 24, 1887: Albert Lea set a record low … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday

Solar EclipseHere’s the best I could do with Thursday’s Partial Solar Eclipse in the Twin Cities. Note the glare in the bottom right corner of the picture; it’s in the shape of Pacman – the glare is actually showing the … Continue reading

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More Indian Summer – Partial Solar Eclipse Peaks at 5:35 pm

60 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.55 F. average high on October 22.40 F. high temperature on October 22, 2013. October 22, 1899: Warm day in the Twin Cities with a high of 82. 5:35 pm today: peak of … Continue reading

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"Sep-tober": More Indian Summer Brewing

58 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday. 56 F. average high on October 21. 40 F. high on October 21, 2013, with a trace of snow (flurries). October 21, 1938: Sleet and wind causes damage along Minnesota/Wisconsin border. 100,000 … Continue reading

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Super-Sized Indian Summer. 2014: On Track to be Warmest Year on Record, Worldwide

64 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.56 F. average high on October 20.47 F. high on October 20, 2013. October 20, 1916: Three day blizzard ends. Temp at Bird Island falls from 65 to 13. “…Some people, mostly non-scientists, … Continue reading

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Extended Outlook: More September than November

69 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.57 F. average high on October 19.49 F. high on October 19, 2013. October 19 in MInnesota Weather History: 2002: Heavy snow across central Minnesota. It fell in a 10-20 mile wide band … Continue reading

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Extended Indian Summer – Minnesota's Second Annual Climate Change Adaptation Conference

54 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.57 F. average high on October 18.53 F. high on October 18, 2013. October 18 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX National Weather Service:2000: Warmest October 19th in Minnesota history. Many cities had … Continue reading

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Fall-Like Weekend Ahead

Thanks to my good friend and colleague for the wonderful picture below. Enjoy those fall colors while you can… they’re going fast! Helicopter ParentsBy Paul Douglas Parenting: the most important job on the planet. And the only one that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Breezy and Cooler Friday

Fall Color Peaking in Southern MNWhat a stunning picture from my good friend and colleague, D.J. Kayser for the picture below. Whitewater State Park is located near the Mississippi River Valley in southeast Minnesota between Rochester and Winona. Looks like … Continue reading

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