It was the 10th day so far in November where measurable precipitation has fallen. This time, nearly a half inch of rain with a touch of snow at the tail end. But it was also the storm that pushed us over the edge. For just the third time in nearly a century and a half, the Twin Cities has recorded more than 40 inches of liquid precipitation (which includes melted snow). What might be even more amazing though is that this is the 2nd time in the last 5 years we’ve completed that feat, with the previous record coming in 1911.
The weekend should very mild
While we finally saw a little sunshine in the Twin Cities Wednesday, our next storm is pushing into the Upper Midwest and will likely give many of us some rain with a dash of snow.
Highs in the 40s with colder temps over night
A Dense Fog Advisory is in place overnight Tuesday for counties east of the Twin Cities.
The Minneapolis Fire Department teamed up with Coon Rapids Tuesday to bring warmth to children in need.
So far for the month of November, we have seen temperatures more reminiscent of January, more cloud cover than any of us want and some occasional snow. But, that snow has yet to total an inch or more of accumulation in any individual event in the Twin Cities, unlike many other spots across the Upper Midwest.
Early morning moisture gives way to some warmer temps.
Cloudy with temps in the 40s and some rain possible.
We'll see the mid 40s...and maybe...maybe hit 50!
Temps will top out in the upper 30s Friday
Minnesota has yet to see an above average day in the month of November, but misery loves company right? Well, many areas east of the Rockies have been in the same shape over the last couple of weeks. But more so in the last couple of days. As a cold front pushed out of northern Canada late in the weekend, another shot of true November arctic air came with it. The leading edge pushed through Minnesota on Sunday and continue to move south and eastward all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Seaboard. Temperatures plummeted 20 to 50 degrees and have now broken more than 500 cold records in the last several days and a few more could fall before we are “officially” out of this very chilly pattern.
Highs in the 30s are expected
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 243 crashes Wednesday as snow dusted parts of the state.
After one of the colder Halloweens in recent years, our arctic feel hasn’t really given up. With a persistent northerly flow in much of the central and eastern U.S. over the last couple of weeks, consistently ushering in air straight from northern Canada, it’s been a pretty bone chilling end to October and start to November. And now it looks like it will easily be the coldest first half of the month since that fateful Halloween blizzard in 1991. The most amazing part about that feat is that it’s been done with very little, if any snow on the ground.
The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damages.
Light snow fall may make for a slow evening commute
It feels more like the middle of January than the middle of November in the Upper Midwest Tuesday.
It will get a little warmer tomorrow, but Tuesday will be another cold one
Chilly, below average temperatures threw a curveball at some Minnesotans, who were looking to hang onto fall weather a little bit longer.