Heavy fog advisory issued

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

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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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10. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
7:37 PM GMT on November 11, 2012
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9. MNTornado
9:20 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
Finally, I have learned how to access my weather blog via the iPod I got from my son.
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8. ozgalah
9:43 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
Hi Don,hope the recovery is going well! Daughter arrives here in Oz for a "imported" Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks, hope to be able to find some pumpkin even if it is out of season here! We are having fluctuating temperatures a few hot days then back to cold it is difficult to know what to put on in the mornings!!! You would love all the parrots in out garden at the moment and yesterday I even saw a yellow tailed black cockatoo cruising over. It was alone and calling and it is a haunting call but they are one of my favorite parrots and we don't see them here very often, but at our last house we had State forest all around us and we saw them frequently.
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7. MNTornado
11:34 AM GMT on October 17, 2012
Quoting MNTornado:
Looks like Summer is gone. At least for now. I doubt we are going to see any more warm weather till Spring, but this is Minnesota and you never know for sure what it's going to through your way.


Looks like I may have been wrong about that. The last couple of days, Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15 and 16 were exceptionally warm for this time of the year. One last hoora before snow flies? Well at least we will probably get some cold rain. We have been getting a little wet, but nothing serious except the drought we are in. Minnesota is in a pretty drought right now, so we will accept any rain or snow we can get. It's been so dry this Fall that a good portion of Minnesota has been in or near a RED FLAG fire condition for a while now. I thought is kind of odd coming home from cardiac rehabilitation the last week or two and seeing dust blowing in the wind. We don't normally get dry enough for the wind to pick up the dust in the farm fields and blow it through the air and definitely not for a week or more. Mind you the dust was not that heavy and I had to look really hard because it looked kind of like the fog we sometimes get in the early hours here in the Fall. Only thing is that this was at 2:00pm. I don't think I've ever seen fog in the mid afternoon, except maybe in Winter or after a heavy Summer down pour. This has been a really strange year weather wise for Minnesota. Gotta wonder how our Republican congressmen are going to explain this away, those who don't believe we are having global climate change do to an increase in global warming?
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6. MNTornado
5:08 AM GMT on October 04, 2012
Looks like Summer is gone. At least for now. I doubt we are going to see any more warm weather till Spring, but this is Minnesota and you never know for sure what it's going to through your way.
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5. MNTornado
2:46 PM GMT on September 21, 2012
ANOTHER NUT CASE IS ON THE LOOSE!


Pittsburgh police: Armed man holding hostage in high-rise office tower
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4. auburn (Mod)
5:15 PM GMT on September 18, 2012
Cant wait for it to cool off here..another month or so..
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3. MNTornado
5:11 PM GMT on September 18, 2012
Explosion on Jupiter Spotted by Amateur Astronomers

Link to Explosion on Jupiter Spotted by Amateur Astronomers video

If you have trouble with the video, try going to this link directly.

http://www.space.com/17535-latest-explosion-on-ju piter-captured-by-amateur-astronomer-video.html
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2. ozgalah
10:49 PM GMT on September 11, 2012
Hi Don, glad to see you back! Hope you keep well so you can get the full treatment. We were supposed to be coming to Minnesota for Thanksgiving but H is not allowed long haul flights again until next year because of his recent heart procedure, so Daughter is bring Thanksgiving to us!!! Would still love to come and see the snow though so perhaps next year, maybe H will have decided about retiring by then. We are in spring so I have just been sitting in the garden watching all the parrots having a feast on the blossom in the gum trees and the noise is deafening!
Have a great day and take care.
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1. MNTornado
2:30 AM GMT on September 10, 2012
Hi all,
I just got home from my third hospital stay this year on this weekend. It's not that there is anything new wrong with me. Only that one of the problems keeps creeping up on me and is probably going to require surgery down the road to fix. Since I had heart surgery back in August, I need to get through cardiac rehabilitation therapy, or enough of it so I can take on surgery with out messing up my heart restructuring schedule. Too many things going on at the same time for me. I hope to be a lot more active online once I get through all this.
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