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Feeling Like November Late this Week

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone, I hope all is well. I know the calendar says November, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it for the a majority of the nation as a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the middle part of the country.


A ridge of high pressure coincides with dry, sinking air, which leads to sunshine and mild temperature readings. Keep in mind that the temperatures through the middle part of the country are anywhere from 10° to nearly 20° above normal. These mild readings will begin to shift east and last through much of the week. Good news for those of you who like the sunshine and late September/early October weather.


Take a look at some of the webcams today under the ridge:

Downtown Chicago:

Lake Mille Lacs – Central Minnesota:

On the other hand, the trough of low pressure in the western half of the nation is causing some unsettled weather conditions. We have a number of Winter Weather Headlines where accumulating snow continues to pile up, especially in the higher elevations…

Good news for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Ski resorts are starting to open up all over the place. Here are some snowy webcams below:

Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful:

Togwotee Mountain Lodge:

Wintry Weather… November-like Weather on the Way.

The extended forecast calls for more normal November-like temperatures as a large trough of low pressure sets up through the middle part of the country. This will cause more unsettled weather conditions along with the chance of more wide-spread snow. Take a look at the extended weather map below:

Temperatures Next Week

These numbers below are the forecast high temperatures for early next week, which coincides with the large trough of low pressure in the image above. Get ready for November!!

Reluctant Sunrise:


This beautiful sunrise picture was taken from Grand Marais, MN by Bryan Hansel – what a picture! This information comes from www.spaceweather.com: “This is an excellent example of a sunrise mirage. The great volume of water in Lake Superior holds a lot of heat. During the long cold night of Nov.6th, air nestled against the lake’s surface was kept relatively warm. By sunrise on Nov. 7th, a temperature inversion had formed, setting the stage for a distorted sticky sun.” See more here:

That’s all for now – thanks for checking in on this Tuesday, have a wonderful day!

Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC

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