Tricounty News

Temp in 40s for deer hunting start

By Mark Anthony, Meteorologist

Temperatures were generally in the 40s for highs over the weekend for the start of the fire arms deer hunting season in Minnesota. A few flurries fell over the weekend, but it wasn't enough to help the deer hunters track their "targets." I heard mixed revues from hunters across the state, with some having very good luck and others, well, not so great luck. (Kind of like the Minnesota Vikings).

A cold front arrived on Tuesday into Tuesday night that brought some light rain and even some light snow across northern Minnesota. Temperatures were generally in the 40s once again, near average.

Temperatures look to warm-up by late in the week. Parts of southern Minnesota could see high temperatures into the 60s and even lower 70s by Saturday (Nov. 10) with dew points in the 60s. Thunderstorms are very possible across the region.

A big change is coming our way, however, as a strong area of low pressure and a cold front could bring some snow and much colder air arriving by Saturday night into Sunday. This is a long way off so things could certainly change between now and then, but the computer models are in agreement of its track by late in the weekend.

It's that time of the year for snow and cold, so make sure that your vehicles are ready for changing wintery conditions.

Have a great rest of the week!

Weather history: On this date in 1943 a "severe ice storm took place in the Twin Cities, and heavy snow fell over southwest Minnesota." Such communities as Worthington, Windom, and Marshall picked up between 14 to 16 inches of snow.

Weather fact: Did you know that each winter one septillion


000) of "snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake?"


Moorhead Low 28 High 42

Duluth Low 30 High 41

Central Minn. Low 30 High 43

Twin Cities Low 35 High 48

Rochester Low 33 High 46

Marshall Low 32 High 45

Monday, Nov. 5: Partly cloudy early, then becoming mostly cloudy. High 43 Low 32 Winds: NW 5-10 mph Prec. None

Monday's sunrise: 7:12 a.m.

Monday's sunset: 4:58 p.m.

Normal High: 41

Normal Low: 26

Temperatures will warm up later in the week, but then a cold front will arrive by late in the weekend dropping temperatures into the 20s and 30s for daytime highs.

Thursday: More clouds than sun expected, fog possible early. High 48 Low 36 Winds: SE/NE 5-10 mph Prec. None

Friday: Increasing cloudiness, chance of rain late. High 50 Low 37 Winds: NE/E 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and mild, chance of light rain. High 57 Low 37  Winds: SE 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.10"

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and turning colder. High 34 Low 12 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None