I have to keep checking the calendar to make sure it isn't November or December. It really is only October despite our recent wintry weather.
Some light snow fell across the area on Friday. A few spots picked up 2" of snow by Saturday morning. I hadn't put away all my summer outdoor items before we bypassed fall and jumped head first into winter weather! Some scattered flurries fell across the area over the weekend as well.
Another disturbance pushed through Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory was posted for Southern Minnesota for Monday as up to 3" of additional snow fell. It is going to be a fairly active weather pattern for the week ahead as we will have chances for rain or snow through the weekend. Temperatures should moderate a bit by late in the week into the weekend.
Unfortunately, I don't see any big warm-up in the near future. The 30 day outlook calls for temps to return to more "normal," but the precipitation outlook calls for above normal amounts. The good news is that with the colder temperatures our pollen levels have fallen! I have to look for a bright spot somewhere...
In 1966 an "enormous" hailstone crashed through the windshield of an unlucky truck near Claremont in Dodge County. It was reported to be 16 inches in circumference. Explain that one to the insurance company.
It is reported that in 1939, a man was caught in a downpour and ran for cover. When he looked up to the sky he saw large dark lumps falling. What was it? It was hundred of small frogs falling from the sky and had been picked up by a tornado miles away and were now falling on him.
MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE
Moorhead...Low 28...High 40
Duluth...Low 28... High 40
Morris...Low 26...High 39
Twin Cities...Low 30...High 43
Rochester...Low 29...High 41
Marshall...Low...28 ...High 37
Mostly cloudy and cool, chance of light snow. High 39 Low 26 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 6:37 p.m.
Normal High: 56 Normal Low: 37
Another weather disturbance will slide through and bring the threat of light rain or light snow to the area.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and remaining chilly with a chance of light rain or snow. High 40 Low 29 Winds: NE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain/light snow. High 45 Low 30 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"
Saturday: Variable cloudiness, chance of light rain. High 51 Low 35 Winds: SW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer, slight chance of rain. High 54 Low 39 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"