Thursday, November 06, 2008

Our first dusting of snow?

The forecast as of this morning, from WCCO

Forecast Details from the Weather Team
Today - Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures warmest in the morning... in the mid-upper 50s... then steady or slowly falling through the day. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tonight - Rain tapering off to scattered showers. Rain showers will mix with and change to snow showers in areas to the west of the metro area. A light coating of snow is possible in a few spots by morning. No accumulation in the Twin Cities. Lows around 40. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Friday - Cloudy with rain and snow likely. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs around 45. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday Night - Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. A coating to 1" of snow accumulation is possible across the region by morning, including in the Twin Cities. Lows 30 to 35. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

The weather this time of year always seems to be extreme. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wedensday, the temperatures were 75, 70, and 65 respectively. And now we might get our first dusting of snow on Friday night!

Of course it will not stick around, as it is still too warm. But it is always strange to see that first blanket of snow. We will see if it transpires.

With the warmer temperatures this week, running has been quite enjoyable. I ran on Monday and Wednesday. The leaves have almost completely fallen, so my view of the lake along the trails has greatly improved. There are still lots of juncos, sparrows, and a few ducks hanging around, and I even saw two deer in the park yesterday afternoon. Great runs on both days. I suppose those could have been my last opportunities to wear shorts and a light shirt until next May? :)

Until next time,

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