Thursday, January 16, 2014

so, I start my day

   reading various newspapers .... the Free Press, the Herald and the NU Journal headlines via the Internet and then during /  at lunch I enjoy the paper edition of the Mpls StarTribune.

   in today's Herald was a letter to the editor regarding "light" pollution and then a link to a website ... here's the screen shot of St Peter ... well that did work .... but here's a LINK to the article and a LINK to the website.  Which hopefully takes you to Saint Peter, MN. (and it doesn't so type in your area and check it out -- it's interesting stuff).


  and here's today's weather forecast. what the hell.  Mother Nature is full of extremes in 2014 ... I mean, really, is this necessary.  Events are already getting cancelled -- some schools are even closed ...

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until Midnight tonight for blowing snow.
Waking up this morning you could just tell that big changes would happen, it was very warm!  Temperatures reached 37 in Mankato for the official high of the day, but they will fall all day, especially in the afternoon hours when the cold air begins to filter in.  Light snow showers this morning had a little bit of freezing rain mixed in too.  They will stick around into the afternoon, not adding much in terms of accumulation.  As the temperatures drop, the winds will increase to near 50 MPH at times from the NW.  Blowing snow is the main concern and will cause visibilities to decrease and road conditions to deteriorate.  The 'high' on the 7-day of 6 is the temperature around 5:00 PM, so this just shows how quickly temperatures will fall today.  Light snow and blowing snow remain a concern overnight with a low of -3, but the winds from the NW will die down to around 20-25 MPH.
Tomorrow brings sunny skies and less blowing snow.  It will be cooler with a high of 10.  Winds NW 15-20 MPH.  An inch or two of snow will fall Saturday afternoon with a high of 21.  Sunday brings partly cloudy skies with a pleasant high of 33.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be sunny, but cooler, with a high of 20.  Single digit highs Tuesday and Wednesday.
ALMANAC:
Average High: 22°     Average Low: 2°
Record High: 45° (1990)     Record Low: -25° (1994)
Month's Precipitation: 0.04"
Sunrise/Sunset: 7:47 AM / 5:05 PM


Sorry I keep forgetting about resolution #10 .....




 

1 comment:

Shay said...

It was 114 F here yesterday - apparently a cool change is coming on overnight tonight . Cannot wait. Stay warm (thats not a problem down here at the moment)