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Monday, October 03, 2005

It's No Longer Summer

This week looks as if it will usher in the transition from summer to fall, as temperatures are not forcast to warm above 50°F for at least the next three days in the Grand Cities. On top of that, a winter storm watch has been issued for the area:

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Tuesday night to
Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from late Tuesday night to
Wednesday afternoon.

An accumulating snow is possible from late Tuesday night into
Wednesday. Low pressure moving out of the central rockies will
head south of the region during this time... creating some rain at
the start... with the rain changing to snow as colder air gets
pulled down from Canada Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning... the
precipitation should be all snow for Devils Lake and the northern
valley... with a mix of rain and snow elsewhere. The potential
exists for a snowfall accumulation of 4 inches or more throughout
the watch area by Wednesday afternoon. Exact amounts are dependent
in part... on the time of changeover and the relatively warm
surface and soil temperatures. Wind speeds in the 20 to 30 mph
range may gust at times to 45 mph... causing visibility reduction
as the snow falls... but blowing and drifting of snow should be
minimized by the wet nature of this early season snowfall.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


The colors of the leaves on the trees are near their peak here in Grand Forks, however. I want to try to get out to take some photos tommorrow, and I'd like for it to be snowing during the time, since that would make for some pretty pictures. I see the cold front hasn't yet come to the Twin Cities, though, since Minneapolis is currently reporting a temperature of 80°F (at 8PM on Oct. 3!). But don't worry, things will cool down there soon enough.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jake said...

Yeah, I would definitely be happy with some of that cold stuff...I want my snow...

Mon Oct 03, 09:22:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous katja said...

I would love it if you´d post some pics of the fall... currently my computer background is set to a fall scene.... It´s cooling down a bit here... 22 degrees and what not. I guess the winters are around 10 degrees and rainy(this is all in celsius)...

Well it sounds like your favourite season is comming on.

Tue Oct 04, 07:17:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Manda said...

Hey Mitch, Tonight I heard from a customer that the interstate from ND to Montana was closed because of 2 ft high snow drifts? Yowza.

How are things going?

Wed Oct 05, 11:51:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blizzard Zach? Sounds like parts of No Dak, really got blasted with snow. How are things going? sw

Thu Oct 06, 10:18:00 AM CDT  

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