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Area Weather: Weather has been 'pits' but moisture is recharged

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

I always try to be the eternal optimist, but this rainy weather the past few days has made even me call this weather the "pits!"

Really, the past few weeks have been terrible weather. An inverted trough across Iowa brought rain early in the week into the midweek. We finally got a bit of a break on Thursday, but some morning fog even made Thursday less than ideal. Along with the fog across the state we were almost 10 degrees cooler than average once again.

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Morris received about .60" of rain from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Believe it or not, but most of Central and West Central Minnesota are now above normal for moisture for the year. At one time, most locations were about four or five inches below average.

For the month of October we are actually about three inches above normal. St. Cloud reports 4.24" of rain for the month and the average is 1.50" at this point for the month. For the year 25.13" of rain has fallen with the average of 24.16" at this point.

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1922 a storm over Minnesota brought 55 mph winds at Collegeville and across many locations in Central Minnesota.

WEATHER FACT

The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is at 18 mph.

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 28... High 44

Duluth...Low 31... High 41

Morris...Low 29.. High 43

Twin Cities...Low 33...High 46

Rochester...Low 32 High 44

TODAY (Saturday)

Partly cloudy. High 51 Low 34 Winds: SW at 10-15 mph. Precip, none

Today's sunrise: 7:52 am Today's sunset: 6:20 p.m.

Normal High: 51 Normal Low: 33

Another weather disturbance will arrive late Saturday night into Sunday and could bring more rain and snow to the area.

OUTLOOK

•Sunday-Mostly cloudy, chance of rain/snow. High 45 Low 35 Winds: NE at 10-20 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

•Monday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of rain/snow. High 45 Low 32 Winds: NE 10-15 Prec. .10"-.25"

•Tuesday-Mostly cloudy, chance of rain/snow. High 45 Low 33 Winds: NE 10-15 mph Prec. .05"-.20"

•Wednesday-Mostly cloudy, chance of rain/snow. High 44 Low 30 Winds: NE 5-15 mph Prec. .20"-.50"

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