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Heavy fog advisory issued

By: MNTornado, 3:22 PM GMT on September 05, 2012

I just got weather alerts for the Twin Cities South Metro stating we are under a Fog Advisory. Looks like we are going to be in the soup this evening and tomorrow morning. It's that time of the year again folks. If you live in Minnesota especially the TC area, be on the watch for heavy fog this evening and tomorrow morning during your commute to work.


FALL IS HERE

Wed. Oct. 17, 2012
Most of the pretty Fall colors have turned to drab brown now, at least for those tress that still have leaves on them. It was really pretty this year while it lasted though.










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STATE FLAG OF MINNESOTA
The state I was born in and have lived in most of my life.


The darkened area on the map is the Minnesota River Valley

I live in Shakopee at the far East end of the Minnesota River Valley and just South of Minneapolis.
you can click on the map for a more detailed look

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See comment 3 for story about an explosion on the planet Jupiter. It's thought to be an asteroid or comet vaporizing in Jupiter's atmosphere. The video was captured by amateur astronomers.

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IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA / EASTER NORTH DAKOTA
Current conditions at
Fargo, Hector International Airport (KFAR)
Lat: 46.91 Lon: -96.8 Elev: 900ft.

IN SOUTHWESTERN MINNESTOA / EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA
Current conditions at
Pipestone Automatic Weather Observing / Reporting (KPQN)
Lat: 43.99 Lon: -96.32 Elev: 1736ft.

IN SOUTH METRO TWIN CITIES
Current conditions at
Minneapolis, Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM)
Lat: 44.84 Lon: -93.47 Elev: 928ft.

So How Dry Has September Been??


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*** TWIN CITIES FORECAST FOR WED. OCT. 17, 2012 ***

A large storm system is expected to bring much needed rainfall across the Upper Midwest over the next few days, along with strong winds. A cold front will march eastward across the area today bringing west winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph across parts of west central into southwest Minnesota . In addition...parts of central Minnesota into western Wisconsin should see .10 more rainfall. Temperatures will be considerably cooler than the balmy day yesterday. Precipitation will become very light tonight...but another round of more widespread rains should develop on Thursday into early Friday. Look for cooler temperatures Thursday and Friday with warmer weather returning on the weekend.

*** SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES & WARNINGS ***



EXTENDED FORECAST

7-DAY FORECAST

Today Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 10 to 13 mph.

Thursday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. West northwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 40. North northwest wind around 8 mph.

Friday A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.


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NOAA Wx Report on June 2012
State of the Climate
National Overview
June 2012
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic Data Center


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Link to Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Minnesota

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTH METRO TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA.

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office MPLS, MN
Record Setting Weather For Temperatures and Moisture


Link to Severe Weather Map

Link to Conditions Currently at Flying Cloud Airport, South Eden Prairie

* CURRENT WEATHER INFORMATION FOR SHAKOPEE *
in the South Metro Twin Cities, MN
Click for Shakopee, Minnesota Forecast


Minneapolis Radar


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WEATHER STORY FORECASTS FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND ADJOINING STATES


Weather Story - NWS Grand Forks, ND



Weather Story - NWS Duluth, MN



Weather Story - NWS Twin Cities, MN



Weather Story - NWS Sioux Falls, SD



Weather Story - NWS La Crosse, WI


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*** CURRENT SPACE WEATHER & SOLAR ACTIVITIY INFORMATION ***

Space Weather Prediction Center

SPACE WEATHER NEWS & INFO

NASA MSFC SUNSPOT CYCLE ACTIVITY

NOAA Space Weather Scale for Geomagnetic Storms

NASA SWPC TODAY'S SPACE WEATHER

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Updated: 8:37 PM GMT on October 23, 2012

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