November rain, but at least it's not snow

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What an interesting day of November weather in Minnesota. Spotty afternoon showers and rumbles of thunder, followed by 1 to 2 inches of heavy rain and northwest wind gusts of up to 40 mph. Isolated thunderstorms in the Twin Cities metro even brought some small hail.

Temperatures will remain mild overnight, in the upper 30s and low 40s. Check the 7-day forecast at

At least it’s not snow!

Kyle asks Fox 9 chief meteorologist Ian Leonard, “What is the algorithm used to covert rain inches to snow inches?”

Speaking of snow...

Waterskiing in November!

With this weather, anything is possible. Thanks to Lori Mertens for sharing this video from Bryant Lake in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Speaking of snow...


On this day in weather history

Nov. 11 marks 75 years since the Armistice Day Blizzard. The storm raged on for 3 days, dropping 12 to 16 inches of snow across central parts of Minnesota, with the highest total recorded at Collegeville, Minn. (26.6 inches). Snow drifts up to 20 feet high were reported in Willmar, Minn. as the result of winds that peaked at 80 mph. See some old photos from the blizzard at

Order your pizzas and Chinese food!

YouTube’s favorite amateur forecaster, Frankie MacDonald, warned Minnesotans of this November rain and wind storm. Read more at

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