Sunday, October 9, 2011

The streak

The Twin Cities have been on a run of 80-plus degree weather for the last several days.  This has been the longest streak of 80 degree days in the Twin Cities in October since 1953.

Here are the high temperatures throughout the streak.  The 88 degree reading on October 5th set a record for the day, breaking the previous record of 87 degrees set in 1879.  85 degrees on October 7th tied a record for the day.


High temp (°F)

10/2/11 80
10/3/11 83
10/4/11 85
10/5/11 88
10/6/11 83
10/7/11 85
10/8/11 83
10/9/11 83?

I think we’ll see at least one more 80 degree day Sunday as highs top off at around 83 degrees.  If we do reach at least 80 degrees, we will tie the 1953 stretch of consecutive 80-plus degree days with 8.  With clouds moving in for Monday, it appears that the streak will be in jeopardy as temperatures peak into the upper 70s, which by no means is cool for this time of the year.  By next weekend, highs will only reach the 50s in the Twin Cities and 40s outstate - a return to normal temperatures that is projected to last for at least the remainder of the month.


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