Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl

7 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast

Do you have the feeling we’re racing into winter?  Tonight will be our 3rd time with a low temperature of freezing or below.  A massive area of cold air for this time of the year has broken away from the Northwestern Territories of Canada and it’s steadily moving across the Upper Midwest.  That kept our high temperature in the mid-30s on Sunday, and will probably hold our temperatures in the upper 30s today, which is just shy of 20 degrees below average.  This unusually cold air is also squeezing out a small amount of moisture in the form of a few snow showers, especially in the southern third of the state.  
The Outlook
Our first significant measurable snow could arrive Monday night into Tuesday of this week.  Right now it looks as though the freezing line aloft will be edging northward on Tuesday, which is going to dictate how much snow falls before it changes to rain here in the southern part of the state.  Either way, it looks as though at least 1 to 3 inches of snow will accumulate here early Tuesday.  A much larger ripple in the jet stream promises to deliver even colder air and another chance for rain and snow showers by late in the week and over the weekend.  This shift in the upper level winds appears to be settling in for a while.  Temperatures most of this week will end up well below average, and that, coupled with measurable snow, is going to make it seem like winter has started already.  

The Winds
The winds should be southerly at 5-10 mph tonight and southeasterly at 5-15 mph on Tuesday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 36
Average high 57
Average low 39
Precipitation Sunday .00"
Precipitation for the month 1.37" (-.22”)
Precipitation for the year 26.75” (-.09”)
Snow for the season  0.2”

The Records for Tuesday
Record High 83 1953
Record Low 18 1960
Sunrise & Sunset
7:36 AM & 6:19 PM

Have a great day!
Chief Meteorologist
Dave Dahl


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