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Area Weather: Good rains arrive at just the right time this week

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We received some much needed rain across the area this week. Thankfully, the rain held off until after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Alexandria received .17" of rain on Tuesday out ahead of a cold front that pushed through the state. More rain fell early Wednesday morning in Alexandria as .09" of rain was recorded at the KSAX studio. A spotter in Glenwood reported over an inch of rain Tuesday morning alone! Morris received .29" of rain on Tuesday. We certainly needed the rain as it remains dry out there. On another note, for those of you who love to look to the skies, this week the last-quarter Moon took place at exactly 9:16 p.m Friday night. After the moon rose around the middle of the night Friday night, you might have seen it shining between Beta and Zeta Tauri with the Bull's horn-tips visible. Have a great weekend and enjoy the remaining days of summer!

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WEATHER HISTORY

In 1900, the soggy remains of the Galveston hurricane brought 6.65 inches of rain to St. Paul over two days.

WEATHER FACT

Red maple, silver maple, and poplar trees show the backs of their leaves during low air pressure just before it rains.

MINNESOTA AT

A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 53... High 76

Duluth...Low 51... High 71

Morris...Low 56...High 77

Twin Cities...Low 60...High 80

Rochester...Low 55...High 78

TODAY (Saturday)

Saturday-Mix of clouds and some sun with a chance of showers. High 69 Low 55 Winds: NW at 10-20 mph, Precip Trace-.10"

Today's sunrise: 6:56 am Today's sunset: 7:38 p.m. Normal High: 70 Normal Low: 49

A weak weather disturbance will push through the area today and could generate showers and thunderstorms.

OUTLOOK

Sunday-Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High 74 Low 55 Winds: SE at 5-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.05"

Monday-Partly cloudy with a chance of showers/t-storms. High 72 Low 54 , Winds: SE 10-20 Prec. Trace-.10"

Tuesday-Partly cloudy. High 74 Low 51, Winds: N 10-15 mph. Prec. .00"

Wednesday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers/t-storms. High 68 Low 50 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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