Flakes fly north; optimal Twin Cities Marathon weather?

It’s back!

We’ve already seen a few snowflakes in parts of northern Minnesota this season. But some of you will wake up to minor accumulations on the ground Friday morning.

Weekend trending drier?

I’m including Friday in the weekend forecast because Friday is the new Saturday, right?

The weather pattern is trending slightly drier for the Friday-Sunday period. Friday’s system looks to favor the morning hours. Sunday’s projected rain may hold off until Monday or Tuesday. Here’s the Canadian GEM model run from Friday to next Tuesday.

Canadian GEM model, via tropical tidbits

Cool weekend

Temps remain cool through the weekend. We moderate a bit next week as southerly winds blow in. But they also bring more rain.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Weather Bell

Temps plunged Thursday

From 79 to 35 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 14 hours? Welcome to Minnesota in October.


Severe storms and our potent cold front delivered impressive wind gusts last night. The gusts with the storm were convectively-driven. But the gusts behind the front were gradient-driven.

Perfect marathon weather?

Sunday morning looks cool and dry with light winds. That’s nearly idea marathon weather. Race time temps should start around 40-degrees and warm to about 50 by noon.


Good luck!

  • LDCornell

    What’s the likelihood that Hackensack, MN, will get one more dry, sunny, 50+ degree day so I can get my screens washed?