While things are just a little breezy today, at least it’s nothing like the intense winds we dealt with on Thursday when gusts were consistently reaching beyond 40mph, right? Today’s winds behind that cold front are just strong enough to keep a little bite of chill in the air as temperatures remain cool, even in the midday and afternoon hours. The winds will still be noticeable this evening during Friday night football, but by no means will we describe that north breeze as “windy,” but rather just “chilly” or maybe “brisk.” With highs only expected to be around 60° today and a strong area of high pressure over head in our Friday night forecast, we have the right ingredients in place for a frosty night in much of the local area, so expect not just a cool night for football, but also a colder night that will feature frost in southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and across much of Wisconsin. A Frost Advisory has been posted for much of our viewing area effective late tonight through 9:00 am Saturday.
With October beginning tomorrow, it’s time to look ahead at the new upcoming month to see remind ourselves of what the typical October looks like. A couple of things to point out htere are the average low by the end of the month is close to freezing, so by then we’ll normally be consistently feeling the type of chill we’re expecting tonight and the other is our sunrise/sunset. We’ll have sunrise at 7:46 am on the 31st which is later than it used to be a few years ago when daylight saving time was the late in October and not November as it is now. By the time we set clocks back in early November, sunrise will be at 7:52 am!
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This post was written by tschmidt on September 30, 2011