We warmed to 40 for the first time this month Monday. Not record heat by any stretch, but a good ten degrees above average for this time of year.
We currently have a snow depth in the Twin Cities of two inches. That is what remains from our snowfall last Saturday. Since then temperatures have been cool enough for our snow to stick around, but that will change this weekend.
The wind will make if feel below zero Thursday morning. There will be a secondary cold front dropping south as the day progresses. This is the leading edge of the coldest air yet this season.
We have just lived through the driest autumn in Twin Cities history. This goes back over the past 141 years.
November has been dry and warm, so why not end it that way. The last day of the month will be the warmest of the next several days.
On average, November and December are our cloudiest months. We are living up to it these days.
We’ve only received a trace of snow so far in the Twin Cities. That is about 5 inches below average for this time of year. We won’t gain it all back in one storm, but we will see some snow.
We start our Thursday with the coolest air since late March. At least the wind will be lighter, but the teens feel cold.
A cold front will swing through dry early on Tuesday, and the wind will crank up from the west with 10-20 mph gusts. And cooler air is coming our way.
We escaped the latest storm system without one single flake.
It will be hard to maintain your lovely hairdo this weekend as a strong storm passes to our west over the Dakotas.
We wrapped up the month of October and will remember it as a warm and dry one.
It’s one of the most memorable storms — ever. It was 20 years ago when the Twins had just won the World Series and then, a few days later, on Halloween, it started to snow.
Another storm system passes early on Friday that will trigger a few spotty showers with a few flakes mixed in up north.
Our temps finally shot up over average Friday with a high of 61 degrees (that’s 5 degrees warmer than average). Lucky for us, the mild air will stay in place right through the weekend.
It is time to say goodbye to the November-like air mass that has been parked over us for the past few days.
Remember in early October when it felt like July with highs in the 80s? Well that is just a memory now.
We finally received a respectable amount of rain on Wednesday. Many towns enjoyed over half an inch.
We were spoiled with 8 consecutive days with highs in the 80s. Monday’s clouds and rain ended our nice little summer heat streak.
We hit 83 degrees on Monday, and the air felt great on the ground and hundreds of feet over it.
I think that was a movie back in the 90s with Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones, but I bring it up because it describes what our Thursday will feel like.
Don’t panic, it is historic talk of snow.
The scattered showers will linger throughout Wednesday as the strong low pressure center slowly clears and passes over the Great Lakes. What you will remember most is the feel of things.
Saturday will mark our 13th consecutive dry day, which is by far the longest dry streak of the year.
Mary Ann Crolley is like many Twin Cities gardeners trying to beat the potential first freeze Wednesday night.