Ahhh, September 2014; six days spent soaking up 80° highs and 12 days in the 70s. October 2014 followed and offered up plentiful 60° days as well. And then came November.
While it may not be safe for driving, the ice formation is generally ahead of schedule. And if you ask Joe Harty, bait shop owner and 47-year Medicine Lake fisher, it’s been a long time since it’s been ready this early.
After a warmer than normal September and October, November 2014 delivered a dramatic shift in season and temperature trend.
On Monday we got the snow. “I got out of work early just to come home and work some more,” said Rob Adams of Isanti. On Tuesday we got the cold, and it doesn’t plan on leaving us anytime soon. These November temperatures are about 20-degrees below normal. That means extra layers for bikers. “There’s never a bad time to ride, just bad preparation,” said bicyclist Guy Still.
No practice snowfall to acclimate us to the shift in weather and wardrobe this season. In a mere two weeks’ time, sandals were replaced with snow boots, as Oct 27 featured high temperatures in the upper 60s and on Monday sidewalks became shrouded in fall snow, demanding more than one ruler to measure in many locations.
How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?
We’re still waiting for our first real glimpse of snow here in the metro Some snow was coming down today farther to our north.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team will return to Madison Square Garden in November.
A court referee said Thursday there’s not enough evidence to toss Republican state Rep. Bob Barrett from the November ballot over a residency dispute. A voter connected to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party petitioned the Supreme Court to have Barrett disqualified, submitting photos of his empty home and affidavits from neighbors as evidence he actually lives outside his central Minnesota district, but Barrett contended he does.
It’s your last chance to see an iconic band before it’s too late. Mötley Crüe has announced plans for their final tour before they head into official retirement.
Minnesotans are getting a sneak peek at winter. A November storm was moving across the state Tuesday evening, dumping several inches of snow.
Verne Wiltse grew up in St. Paul and eagerly joined the Navy when he was 17, and was stationed in California and trained to be a dental assistant. After the service he went to Macalester College in St. Paul, got married and had a family.
Now that fall is here, it’s a dangerous time on the road for deer crashes.
In the coming weeks and months you will hear more about one of the most unusual elections in Minnesota history — the November 2013 Minneapolis mayor’s race. It’s going to be different because the person who comes in first may not be the winner in the end.
Men across the Gustavus Adolphus College campus sported mustaches throughout the month of November, hoping to raise men’s health awareness over the past 30 days, and if you ask assistant athletic director Jared Phillips, he’ll say the fuzzy inaugural Movember event shows potential for even more … growth.