September Flashback: Near record 60s today; Thanksgiving cold front

64F forecast high in the metro today

67F record high at MSP

38F average high at MSP today

+25F vs. average today!

Cold front sweeps across Minnesota Thanksgiving Day

20s & 30s for high temps with a biting wintery wind by Black Friday

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September Flashback:

Is it really November 21st?

Seasons are a relative concept in 2012. St. Patty’s Day felt like July. July felt like Memphis. “Thanksgiving Eve” feels like late September.

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As temps make a run at 65 today in the metro, we’re reminded that that’s the average high for late September 30th, not November 21st. The weather maps apparently didn’t get the memo.

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Thanksgiving Day cold front:

About the time the Turkey is coming out of the oven tomorrow, cooler northwest breezes will begin to blow in the metro. It will actually feel like November by tomorrow night.

s the low winds up in northern Minnesota, some snow will break out in Duluth, Ely and points along the North Shore by Thursday night.

The overnight model runs favor a more northerly track…and that may keep snow totals down into the 1″ to 3″ range from Duluth north by Friday AM.

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Source: Iowa State University

Snow showers and a light dusting of snow is possible all the way south to the Twin Cities by Friday morning.

Do expect wind, cold and some snow and slick roads in northern Minnesota late Thursday night into Friday.

Expect early fall on the way to Grandma’s house this Thanksgiving, but brace for winter on the ride home.

“Black Friday” Decembery weather “door busters”

December will bust down the door on this Black Friday. Colder biting winds will keep you scurrying if shopping is your game. Temps will struggle to reach 32F, with wind chills in the 20s at best.

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Source: ISU

This weekend will have the feel, if not the look of December.

Look for unsafe ice to begin forming on your neighborhood pond and lakes this weekend.

Is it too early to start making ice on your local or backyard ice rink?

The wintery air mass lingers next week. There are signs of a clipper that may graze southern Minnesota and the metro with some light snow Monday night.

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Source: ISU

Stay tuned on that.

The longer range models hint at a warm up as we move into early December. We’ll see.

PH

  • derek terveer

    One or more sentences didn’t make it pass the copy room?

    It will actually feel like November by tomorrow night.

    s the low winds up in northern Minnesota, some snow will break out in Duluth, Ely and points along the North Shore by Thursday night.