Sunny and Seasonable

Sunday morning’s clear sky allowed for the first frost of the season in many areas.  A few locations even got down to 28° or lower to end the growing season.

Sunday Morning Lows

Loretto: 27°
Rogers: 32°
Edina: 34°
St.Louis Park: 34°
MSP Int. Airport: 36°
St. Paul: 35°

Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin also reported snow early Saturday morning.  It was a weekend of firsts…first frost, first flakes and first day of Fall.

We saw a considerable warm-up Monday before a dry front passed through the area late in the day.  High pressure settles back into Minnesota which will provide us with dry and seasonable weather through the end of the week.  Some models show that our next chance of rain won’t be until October 10th!  At least the weather will be dry for farmers to harvest their crops…

Winthrop Corn Field, Photo: MORC Wx Blog Fan, Jessica Burgstahler

MORC Weather Blog fan, Jessica Burgstahler, took this photo on her family farm over the weekend.  Despite drought conditions recently expanding across the state, she says the corn that was planted in June is still too ‘wet’ to harvest.  A frost my speed up the drying process but they will have to wait a little bit longer to harvest.  The dry weather this week will be in their favor!

While the dry weather will be nice for biking and the crop harvest, it won’t be so good for the current drought across the state.  96% of the state is in some form of a drought and the north metro is just about 5 inches below normal with rainfall since July 31.

You can’t help but notice the drought conditions on our area trials.  They are dry, dusty and fast.  Creek and stream beds are just about dried up.  The dust won’t settle anytime soon as we now enter into an extended period of dry weather.

CycleCast

Tuesday: Cooler yet seasonable. H: mid 60s

Wednesday: Sunny. Dry air with dewpoints in the 30s H: mid 60s

Thursday: Clear sky. H: upper 60s

Friday: Slightly warmer. H: near 70°

Saturday: Sunny & breezy. H: near 70°

Sunday: Sunny, dry and breezy. H: near 70°

 

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