Friday, September 25, 2009

Could it be?

Yesterday's rainfall of 0.37" puts the monthly rainfall total at 0.38" at the Twin Cities Airport, nearly 2" behind normal for the month. At this pace, we are likely to see the driest September on record. Our best chance of rain over the last few days of the month appear to be Sunday afternoon when the next cool blast plows through, but it appears we'll stay in the driest September slot through the end of the month. One thing is for sure, we'll definitely see our coolest readings of the season Monday and Tuesday behind the front so get ready. Temperatures will be a little cooler than average for a change and may even have a hard time getting out of the 50's across central and northern Minnesota.

Fall Color Update

The image below is from one of my good friends from Duluth Minnesota. Rich Koivisto took this picture of maple leaves that have prematurely fallen from their summer home. Cool nights ahead will sharpen the fall colors and speed the process up. Look for brighter colors over the coming days and don't forget to enjoy the view. Strong gusty winds on Sunday and Monday may have more of those premature fall leaves falling to the ground.

The MNDNR has a great website to show fall color reports:

Places just southwest of St. Cloud are nearing peak! A great time to head out and enjoy the sights and sounds before the winter bite.

More Fall Pictures from Rich

If you have a weather photo that you'd like to have published here - send them to me!

Todd's Outlook for the Twin Cities

Saturday: Passing shower or sprinkle possible early, otherwise patchy AM fog and partly sunny and warmer. High: 71

Tonight: Partly cloudy and quiet. Low: 56

Sunday: More showers - better chance late, then gusty, turning cooler. Winds gust to 35+ High: 70 (falling into the 50s PM hours).

Monday: Blustery and cold with a little more sun. Winds gust from 20-40 mph. High: 60

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, winds ease a bit. High: 64

Wednesday: Fading sun, milder. High: near 70

Thursday: Showers possible. High: 66

Friday: Showers taper, turning breezy and cooler. High: near 64

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