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This post was written by Schnack on October 31, 2012
UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 28-31. Wind: NW 5 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: 50-54. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 25-28. Wind: N 5 mph.
Friday: Increasing clouds. High: near 50.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: mid 40s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low-mid 40s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
I hope you have a safe and fun evening out. The weather looks great this evening. Here is your Trick or Treat forecast or as I titled it ScareCast.
Don’t do what I did when I first went trick or treating as a kid. I went to the door and the person gave me some candy. I would than sit on the stairs and eat it. Go to the next house and get candy…sit on the step and eat it. After the third time of this my Mom had to stop me and tell me that I couldn’t just eat my way from house to house. I wonder what my daughter will do next year. This year she is too young to be eating most of the candy. Anyway, the weather this evening will be nice.
While you are out this evening…check out the Moon it will be pretty bright. The Full Moon was on Monday. While looking at the Moon, look to the bottom left of it and you will see the planet Jupiter. You will be looking east.
The dry weather will continue through Friday. Clouds will be increasing Friday afternoon as a surface low and upper level low move across the Midwest with clouds and a slight chance of light showers Saturday and Sunday. Here is the upper level low on Sunday morning.
Next week will remain slightly cooler than normal. A front is forecast to cross the state on Tuesday with a slight chance of showers. Other than the front on Tuesday, more dry conditions and below normal temperatures are expected.
1991: A major winter storm pounded the upper Midwest from October 30th into November 2nd with some of the most severe effects occurring on Halloween. Snow moved into southern Iowa on the afternoon of the 30th and changed to mixed precipitation and ice on the morning of the 31st and continuing into late afternoon on November 1st. Total ice accumulations ranged from 1 to 2 inches from southwestern into north central Iowa and 2 to 3 inches across southern and southeastern Minnesota. In northwestern Iowa the precipitation fell as all snow, with total accumulations of 8 inches or more across the area ranging up to 15.0 inches at Estherville and strong winds producing blizzard conditions into November 2nd. The damage and hazardous travel conditions were so severe and extensive that 52 of the 99 counties in Iowa were declared disaster areas. Highways and interstates were closed across most of the state and Halloween festivities were cancelled at many locations. As the storm system moved further northeast it dumped 36.9 inches of snow at Duluth which is the largest storm total snowfall accumulation on record in Minnesota.
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