Fall colors are showing up fairly quickly now. Feel free to share your fall pics with us and we’ll feature on-air and occasionally here on the blog. Enjoy the season!
This post was written by Randy on September 25, 2012
Here’s the latest update from the Minnesota DNR Fall Colors page
There are pockets of southeast Minnesota which are already showing some brilliant color. This weekend’s weather will be absolutely perfect for going out and taking in the outdoors. Fall colors will be the best of the season next week and the following weekend – the 8th/9th of October.
Taking pictures? Send some our way. I’d love to feature them in my weathercasts the next few weeks. Email us: weather [at] kttc [d0t] com.
This post was written by Randy on September 28, 2011
Some good news for you this morning. According to the Minnesota DNR, we can expect the best fall color season in 10 years this season!
“With adequate rain during the growing season for two consecutive years and recent weather patterns that have included the ideal combination of warm, sunny days and cool evenings, we’re predicting an especially vivid display of color across the state in the weeks ahead,” said Jana Albers, DNR forest health specialist. (Full article)
This post was written by Randy on September 9, 2011
The fire danger will still remain a concern today, but it thankfully won’t be as windy. Winds will pick up, however, as we get into Friday.
There are big-time changes in store for next week…starting as soon as this weekend. Our jetstream is going to get shook up and we’ll end up in a cooler, more active pattern by mid next week. Recently, and for the past month or so now, we’ve been in a very dry, mild pattern. Observe how the jet stream will plunge southward toward the southeastern US, allowing cooler, Canadian air to filter in.
Still have some fall photos trickling in the email. Go ahead and send us yours! firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them on our Facebook page. There are also some great photos you can find on our iSubmit page – and you can submit yours there, too!
This post was written by Steph on October 21, 2010
Scattered showers/sprinkles will be in the forecast tonight and into Monday morning. Nothing major at all, but certainly a change from our, uh…rain-free mind set we’ve been in for the past 24 days (24 days in Rochester, that is).
That’s the whole month of October, plus some, by the way. We’ve picked up a trace, so far – on the 1st of the month, but that’s not enough to count the 1st as a day of rainfall. I looked up the driest October on record in Rochester, and it was in 1952, when only 0.01″ of rain fell.
Otherwise, this upcoming week is still looking typically fall-ish for this time of the year, with more dry weather.
Here’s our fall photo we showed tonight. Enjoy the colors while they last!
This post was written by Steph on October 17, 2010
Enjoy the weekend, folks. We’ll have some cooler temps for Sunday, as a cold front slipped on by this afternoon. But the 50s are seasonable, as are the 30s we’ll be seeing in the mornings. Patchy frost will be a continual threat for the next several days.
And believe it or not, SHOWERS will be a threat (showers?!) Sunday night and Monday morning as a weak wave skips on through. I’m not calling for much rain at all, and more clouds, than anything.
Otherwise, it’s just good ‘ol fall rakin’ weather……
This post was written by Steph on October 16, 2010
Our area had a hard freeze/frost Saturday night, so because of that, the National Weather Service will no longer issue Frost Advisories/Freeze Warnings for our area for the season.
That being said – still take care of those plants tonight (Sunday), because with lows in the low to mid 30s, frost will be a good bet again. You don’t have to have temperatures right at or below 32° to get frost!
I don’t think we’ll have to worry much about frost post Monday morning – our lows will hang out in the 40s/50s this week, with highs in the 60s/70s and yes, dry weather continues!
Here are the fall photos we featured yesterday on the NewsCenter. You can submit your pictures on our Facebook page or send them to us – email@example.com.
This post was written by Steph on October 3, 2010
I know it’s only mid September…kind of early to be thinking fall foliage, but some trees are beginning to change in the area and it’s probably time to map out your weekend driving or biking tours to check out those colors. Here’s a link to the DNR’s website that tracks our colors especially around the various state parks. Our local area won’t see the full glory peak autumn colors until early October in most cases, but if you’re planning a trip up north in the next couple of weeks, this will be a good resource. Of course, when you do see some beautiful colors and take some pictures, don’t forget to share them with us on our Facebook page or you can email them to us at www.kttc.com/weather.
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This post was written by tschmidt on September 15, 2010
We’ll have more clouds and a small chance for PM showers/drizzle – but enough warm air where we’ll still see highs near 60. Don’t let the extra clouds get to you. Enjoy!
This post was written by Steph on November 7, 2009