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October 30, 2014

Drought creates September to remember

This month could prove to be the driest September ever in the Twin Cities, Star Tribune reports. The national Climate Prediction Center says there is a strong trend toward lower-than-normal precipitation across much of Minnesota for the rest of the month.

It’s also getting chillier – sooner. There’s a freeze warning for north and central Minnesota, MPR’s Updraft blog says.

That’ll likely put an end to the growing season in the northern part of the state, the Pioneer Press reports. University of Minnesota climate data says the median date for the first 28-degree, sub-freezing frost in Duluth is Oct. 10, the newspaper says. In the Twin Cities, it is Oct. 20.

Overnight Monday into Tuesday, temperatures will dip into the 20s in the north and 30s around much of the state (39 in the Twin Cities), WCCO says: