On Sunday, we experienced some of the hottest weather the area has ever seen this late in the season. Numerous record highs were either tied or broken, especially across western Minnesota where highs were well into the 90s.
The current El Nino may have something to do with the recent record heat. From the National Weather Service Twin Cities:
TAKING A LOOK AT THE LATEST EL NINO AND HOW PREVIOUS YEARS OF STRONG EL NINO/S HAVE WITH THE MEAN WEATHER PATTERN...IT DOES SUPPORT THE SCENARIO OF AT LEAST A WARM OCTOBER AND POSSIBLY INTO THE EARLY PART OF NOVEMBER. SOME OF THE RECORD HIGHS FOR [MONDAY] WERE SET BACK WHEN THERE WAS A STRONG EL NINO IN 1997-98 IN WESTERN MN WHERE TEMPS ROSE INTO THE 90S [MONAY].
Northern Canada has been receiving measureable snow over the past several weeks. Waves of cooler air will occasionally filter down into Minnesota as an upper level low remains stationary over the Hudson Bay. Cooler conditions are favored through the end of the month with even a little snow for the Iron Range. After all, 80s and 90s are very hard to come by in late October.
Also fall foliage likely to be near peak by the end of the week!
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story