Weather forecast issued Wednesday, November 8, 2023
The “Field of Honor” honors those who have served and sacrificed. It is open to visitors from November 5 -11. This is located in Garrison Park at 542 4th St., just off Miller Ave by the Splash Pad.
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Worsening drought & windy conditions are increasing the wildfire danger today.
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
On This Day
1870 – The first storm warning was issued by the U.S. Signal Corps Weather Service.
1943 – An early season snowstorm raged across eastern South Dakota and Minnesota into northern Wisconsin. The storm produced 22 inches of snow at Fairbult and Marshall, Minnesota, 20 inches at Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and 10.1 inches at Minneapolis. Drifts fifteen feet high were reported in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The storm produced up to two feet of snow in South Dakota smothering a million Thanksgiving turkeys!
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The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 2.
Current Snowfall Depth
48-Hour Jetstream Forecast
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere, typically occurring around 30,000 feet in elevation. Jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air. Since these hot and cold air boundaries are most pronounced in winter, jet streams are the strongest during winter. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.
48-Hour 500-mb Map
The 500 millibar (mb) map plots a variety of information collected by weather balloons and represents atmospheric conditions at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet. These maps, like the jet stream maps, provide a good snapshot of what is occurring in the atmosphere above and can be especially useful in the winter and spring. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.