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Old 10-13-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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> On eight consecutive days (October 2nd through October 9th), the high temperature reached 80 F (27 C) in Minneapolis. The high temperature was 88 F on the 5th, while the temperature bottomed out at only 71 F on the 8th.

> October 1st - 9th's average temperature was 68.7 F at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, easily setting a new record. The old record stood at 65.3F in 1914 (the third warmest October 1st- 9th was in 2007 at 64.4F).

> At midnight on October 9th, it was 78 F at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport; 77 F at Duluth Sky Harbor (Park Point); an amazing 79 F at Anoka County Airport (near Minneapolis). These were among the warmest temperatures in the continental U.S. at that time. That night it only got down to 72F at Duluth Sky Harbor. This is probably the only night on record that it has not gotten below 70F (or even 65F) at Sky Harbor.

That night it was warmer in Duluth, Minnesota than Tampa or Miami; and warmer at Anoka County than Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)!

> The official low for October 9th was 62F at Duluth International Airport; this ties the all-time record high minimum of 62F set on October 14, 1967 (and the high that day was only 67F).

> The high temperature reached 90F in Pipestone, MN on the 4th and 92F in Minneota, MN on the 5th. About 300 mi west of the MN - SD border, it reached 96F at Rapid City on the 2nd.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Impressive. I knew it was stupid warm in the upper midwest for the first several days of the month, but I didn't realize how high the lows were.

Looks like it's back to normal in Minneapolis. The extended forecast has highs in the 50s.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Looks like nowhere is having seasonal weather.. ridiculously warm here too.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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Wow Minnesota gets an incredible amount of weather variation!

That is great Minnesota got some record breaking warmth for this early October right before it gets the usual 5 to 7 month long and cold winter.

What is ironic though is that mid September(September 15th) for the last week of official summer had record cold temperatures over there.

International Falls had a low of only 20 degrees which made it the earliest 20 degree temperature ever for so early in the season. I think that was also an all time record low temperature for the month of September. Also, Wannaska Minnesota had a low of only 19 degrees. The rest of Northwest Minnesota during Mid September had a low around 25 to 28 degrees and Minneapolis I think went down to 35 degrees.

Looks like the rest of October will be cold there though. I saw the 10 day weather forecast for Duluth and every one of the next 10 days starting tomorrow shows temperature in the 40s and 30s.

My guess is winter in Duluth this year will be from Mid October to Mid May(7 months) and for Minneapolis Late October to Late April. (6 months).
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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Looks like nowhere is having seasonal weather.. ridiculously warm here too.
If recent history is any precedent, means winter will be below average temps again
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Very impressive, particularly the 96F that far north - were the flora/fauna already in autumn mode after the earlier cold weather, or is this just very late summer?
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:58 AM
 
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Very impressive, particularly the 96F that far north - were the flora/fauna already in autumn mode after the earlier cold weather, or is this just very late summer?
Yep, they have. Weather.com has a fall foliage map too, which is pretty neat.

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Old 10-14-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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> On eight consecutive days (October 2nd through October 9th), the high temperature reached 80 F (27 C) in Minneapolis. The high temperature was 88 F on the 5th, while the temperature bottomed out at only 71 F on the 8th.

> October 1st - 9th's average temperature was 68.7 F at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, easily setting a new record. The old record stood at 65.3F in 1914 (the third warmest October 1st- 9th was in 2007 at 64.4F).

> At midnight on October 9th, it was 78 F at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport; 77 F at Duluth Sky Harbor (Park Point); an amazing 79 F at Anoka County Airport (near Minneapolis). These were among the warmest temperatures in the continental U.S. at that time. That night it only got down to 72F at Duluth Sky Harbor. This is probably the only night on record that it has not gotten below 70F (or even 65F) at Sky Harbor.

That night it was warmer in Duluth, Minnesota than Tampa or Miami; and warmer at Anoka County than Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)!

> The official low for October 9th was 62F at Duluth International Airport; this ties the all-time record high minimum of 62F set on October 14, 1967 (and the high that day was only 67F).

> The high temperature reached 90F in Pipestone, MN on the 4th and 92F in Minneota, MN on the 5th. About 300 mi west of the MN - SD border, it reached 96F at Rapid City on the 2nd.
Yea....those numbers seem like a good old fasioned bout of "indian summer" in the northern USA -
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: NY suburbs
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Wow, that is indeed really warm (especially for the North at this time of the year), like summer weather. Minnesota seems to have some really hot times and very cold times during the year.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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I recall sometime earlier in the Summer the Twin Cities and large parts of Minnesota had among the highest temperatures and the worst (hottest most humid) heat index in the whole of the US.
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