1 Rain season: Jan 1st to Dec 31st.
2 Snow season July 1st to June 30th.
3 Snow manually measured usually around 7AM and 7PM.
5 Estimated amount of water needed to replace the water used by plants and evaporation from the past week. (Negative numbers mean amount of water needed, positive numbers mean excess water is present).
6 Air Quality Index is provided by Minnesota Polution Control Agency and is updated hourly between the hours of 6AM and Midnight.
10 Historical average only to day 28 of just the month of November for this station since 2004.
11 Historical average rain this season to day 28 of November for this station since 2004.
NWS Weather Forecast -
Outlook Tonight & Saturday
Wintry Mix Lo 13 °F
NWS forecast: A slight chance of snow before 1am, then a slight chance of sleet between 1am and 2am, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 2am. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 16 by 5am. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. WXSIM forecast: Dense overcast. A slight chance of snow in the evening, then a chance of a mix of snow and sleet after midnight. Low 13°, but temperatures rising after midnight. Wind chill ranging from 1 to 14. Wind east-southeast around 5 mph in the evening, becoming south-southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Precipitation (liquid equivalent) mostly less than a tenth of an inch. Snow or ice (on ground) accumulation about a quarter inch. Local station forecast:Mostly cloudy and cooler. precipitation likely, windy with possible wind shift to the w, nw, or n.
Wintry Mix Hi 28 °F
NWS forecast: A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet before 9am, then a slight chance of sleet between 9am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. South southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. WXSIM forecast: Dense overcast in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. A chance of a mix of sleet and snow in the morning, then a slight chance of a mix of sleet and snow in the afternoon. High 27°. Wind chill ranging from 14 to 19. Wind south-southeast around 5 mph in the morning, becoming west-southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Precipitation (liquid equivalent) mostly less than a tenth of an inch. No snow or ice (on ground) accumulation expected.
DEW POINT Dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled for saturation (100% relative humidity) to occur. The dew point is an important measurement used to predict the formation of dew, frost, and fog. If dew point and temperature are close together in the late afternoon when the air begins to turn colder, fog is likely during the night. Dew point is also a good indicator of the air's actual water vapor content, unlike relative humidity, which takes the air's temperature into account. High dew point indicates high vapor content; low dew point indicates low vapor content. In addition a high dew point indicates a better chance of rain and severe thunderstorms. You can even use dew point to predict the minimum overnight temperature. Provided no fronts or other weather pattern changes are expected overnight, the afternoon's dew point gives you an idea of what minimum temperature to expect overnight.