Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Mark Anthony,
We certainly had a great Sunday in the weather department! Temperatures warmed-up into the 50s and lower 60s with plenty of sunshine around most of the state. There was a chance of showers on Saturday, but the disturbance came through "dry" for most of the region. Although, we did see a change in the wind direction as the cold-front slid through the area.
Once that cool-front arrived, temperatures cool-off into the 50s for Minnesota for daytime highs. Alexandria, for example, had a high on Sunday of a very comfortable 55 degrees. I saw many outdoors working around the yard since the Vikings were having a hard time of it against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Overnight lows by Monday morning were very chilly, however, as many spots in northern came close to dipping into the teens for lows. Wadena fell to a cold 21 degrees, as did International Falls and Crane Lake. Kids off to school had to wear their winter coats!
However, Monday we warmed up once again, as afternoon temperatures soared into the 60s and 70s in most locations.
Is there any rain in our future? We do have a storm system headed our way for midweek, as a fairly potent low moves across the Midwest on Wednesday. This system will also cool things off and return temperatures to more seasonal conditions by the midweek into the weekend. The winds will also be breezy through Friday.
At this stage, it looks like Saturday will be mostly dry, but rain chances do return by Sunday. Hey, maybe we should take my mom to the Vikings game for her birthday at the Mall of America Field! Now there's an idea...
Have a great rest of the week!
Weather history: This week in weather history back in 1899 heavy precipitation fell with 3.2 inches of rain reported in the St. Cloud area and 2.1 inches of rain reported in Willmar.
Weather fact: Did you know that Canada and the northeast USA experienced bitterly cold temperatures and even snow all through the summer in 1916. The reason? This was because of dust from a volcano which blocked the sun.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 48 High 54
Duluth Low 45 High 52
Central Minn. Low 49 High 57
Twin Cities Low 53...High 61
Rochester Low 49 ...61
Marshall Low 52 High 59
Monday, Oct. 15: Increasing cloudiness and breezy, 40-percent chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High 57 Low 34 Winds: SE/NW 15-25 mph Prec..10"-.25"
Monday's sunrise: 7:40 a.m.
Monday's sunset: 6:30 p.m.
Normal High: 50
Normal Low: 33
A fairly strong area of low pressure will arrive for the midweek and could bring some showers and isolated thunderstorms. Some of that rainfall could linger into Thursday. Another round of rain is possible by the weekend.
Thursday: Variable cloudiness, chance of rain and possibly an isolated thunderstorm. High 47 Low 33 Winds: NW 15-25 mph Prec. Trace-.20"
Friday: Becoming partly cloudy, chance of rain early. High 52 Low 35 Winds: E 10-15>25 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Saturday: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. High 53 Low 33 Winds: SE 5-15 mph. Prec.None
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent chance of rain. High 49 Low 32 Wind: S/NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"