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A wee bit of Thursday sunshine

Thanks to Rich Koivisto, a good friend of mine from Duluth, MN for sending me this picture of Jay Cooke State Park. Rich has been a faithful photo taker in the Northland for many years and has sent me some incredible shots the years we have been friends. I am happy/sad to report that for the first time since he and his wife’s recent retirements, they’ll be out of Duluth for the winter, enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather that Laughlin Nevada has to offer. Congratulations you two, but we’ll miss you and certainly miss the beautiful photos from the North Shore. Though, I doubt Rich will stop taking pictures and we’ll likely have some new/exciting scenery from the desert… stay tuned!

In other news, the cool and unusual October continues. 0.83″ of rain at the St. Cloud Airport set new daily rainfall record for yesterday’s date. Do you realize that St. Cloud out of the first 21 days in October, St. Cloud has seen rain on 14 of those days – a grand total of over 5″ of rain for the month. Not only has it been wet, but it continues to remain cool with temperatures running nearly 7.5 to 8.0 degrees cooler than average. Latest computer model show an unsettled weather pattern through much of the rest of the month – see here:

After each system passes there will be a brief break in the action – a brief clearing – a wee bit of sunshine if you will… and take advantage of these ‘shorter’ days of sunshine. Take a stroll outside and replenish those vitamin D levels, but don’t forget to bundle up, you’ll likely need that extra layer. By the way, we are only a week and a half away from the time change. Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 1st at 2am to FALL BACK 1 HOUR. I always enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Sunday – don’t you?

Todd’s Outlook for greater St. Cloud

Today: AM fog. Becoming partly cloudy and chilly! High: 43

Friday: Persistent clouds with a sprinkle or flake possible. High: Near 40

Saturday: More sunshine and warmer, still cooler than average. High: 47

Sunday: Getting cloudier, PM showers of rain mixed with wet snow. High: 44

Monday: Autumn-like with a slight chance of showers. High: 47

Tuesday: Chance of light rain, mostly gray. High: 48

Wednesday: Slight chance of a light rain/snow mix. High: mid 40’s

Halloween Outlook: Mostly cloudy and chilly with a few sprinkles or flurries. High: 39 (Trick or Treat temperatures may be near freezing). Plan on a few extra layers under your kid’s costumes – I have a feeling you’re going to need them this year.

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