October tends to be a very changeable month here in Minnesota. Cold air from the north continuously battles warm air in the south. The cool air may win out this weekend but we go from widespread freeze to highs in the 70s Monday. And now with El Nino conditions this winter, a trend toward above normal temperature may be the rule for the next few months.
October 8 is the average first fall day with highs below 50 degrees. Last time we stayed in the 40s during the day was back in May.
Fall color is at peak across the Twin Cities! Theodore Wirth Singletrack is urging folks to come out and help rake leaves. This helps the trail to dry out faster in the spring.
Winter Outlook The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released their 2015-2016 winter outlook. Minnesota is likely to be drier and warmer than normal during the winter months...typical outlook considering the current El Nino conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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