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Sunny And Nice For Black Friday

It'll be a little on the chilly side if you're heading out early for Black Friday shopping with temperatures in the 20s. However, I remember (at least feel like) it was a lot colder as a young kid standing in line outside of Toys R Us at 3 AM in the morning! Highs will climb into the mid-40s Friday under lots of sunshine. If you're taking part in the free state park entry promotion today - no real weather concerns for hiking!

Sunshine will dominate the state Friday with highs in the upper 30s up north to the low 50s in southwest Minnesota. These highs are above average - up to 15F!


Quiet Extended Holiday Weekend

For those who like the weather interrupting their holiday travel... well, I've got bad news for you this extended holiday weekend. It's going to be a nice and quiet one! Saturday will feature more sun than Sunday, along with warmer temperatures as highs potentially climb to near 50F. Behind a frontal system Sunday, and with cloud cover, we'll see temperatures only in the 30s. Ignore the rain chance Sunday - any precipitation chances will be to our south and east. For those that aren't traveling back until Monday, quiet conditions are expected to start the week with mainly cloudy skies and highs trying to approach 40F once again.


Keeping An Eye On The Middle Of Next Week...

Forecast image off the European model for 6 PM Tuesday Night.

Just a heads up - we are watching a system that'll be moving through the upper Midwest during the midweek time frame next week that could bring rain, freezing rain, and snow along with it. Of course, with it being this far out there is uncertainty with the overall track, timing, etc, but it is something to be keeping an eye on into next week.


Forecast Calls For Power Shopping

By Paul Douglas

Here's a prediction: looking back on your life the stuff you accumulated will be background noise. What matters is who you loved, what you saw and how you made things better. Please forgive me for a hurried forecast. I have to rush out to the mall. I hope I don't get trampled again this year.

I don't want to bury the lede: soak up the sunshine and relative warmth into the weekend because winter stages a comeback next week. Confidence is growing of potentially plowable snowfall amounts late Tuesday into midday Wednesday, with another shot of snow a week from Saturday. Within 9 days daytime highs may be stuck in the teens again. This is only a very temporary vacation from winter.

Blue sky coupled with Pacific air will lure the mercury well into the 40s today and Saturday, when a few lucky towns will hit 50F. Not too shabby, considering today's sun angle is equivalent to January 21, with 9 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

One month 'til Christmas? Uh oh. Hey Alexa, is there any money left in my bank account!!


Paul's Extended Twin Cities Forecast

FRIDAY: Sunny and pleasant. Wake up 29. High 46. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind SW 7-12 mph.

SATURDAY: Blue sky, breezy and milder. Wake up 36. High 49. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind SW 10-20 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Wake up 33. High 38. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind NW 10-20 mph.

MONDAY: Patchy clouds, still quiet. Wake up 28. High 41. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 8-13 mph.

TUESDAY: Snow arrives, mixing with rain. Wake up 31. High 34. Chance of precipitation 80%. Wind NE 8-13 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Snow tapers, potentially plowable? Wake up 18. High 25. Chance of precipitation 90%. Wind NW 15-30 mph.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and brisk. Wake up 9. High 30. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 10-20 mph.


Minneapolis Weather Almanac And Sun Data
November 25th

*Length Of Day: 9 hours, 12 minutes, and 7 seconds
*Daylight LOST Since Yesterday: 1 minute and 53 seconds

*When Do We Drop Below 9 Hours Of Daylight?: December 3rd (8 hours, 59 minutes, 4 seconds)
*Latest Sunrise: December 30th-January 5th (7:51 AM)
*Earliest Sunset: December 5th-December 13th (4:31 PM)


This Day in Weather History
November 25th

1977: Record lows are set across central Minnesota with lows in the teens below zero. Montevideo had the coldest temperature of 18 degrees below zero along with Long Prairie at 16 degrees below zero.

1820: Ft. Snelling is in the middle of a three-day blizzard that would dump nine inches of snow.


National Weather Forecast

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the Deep South on Friday, some of which could be heavy, due to a frontal boundary nearby and areas of low pressure. The back side of that system across parts of New Mexico and western Texas will see snow and mixed precipitation. A frontal boundary moving east will bring rain, snow, and ice chances to the East Coast. Meanwhile, a system in the Pacific Northwest brings rain and snow chances.

Very heavy rain is expected to fall in parts of the lower Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains over the next few days, with rainfall tallies of 3-5" possible. On the cold side (into western Texas and New Mexico), several inches of snow is expected to fall.


This scorching 'super-Earth' exoplanet is one of the most massive ever discovered

More from "As astronomers add to their known population of distant planets — called exoplanets — they expand their understanding of how Earth's rocky relatives appear around other stars. And their surveys often come across oddballs, like one newly-discovered planet coated in molten magma with a "year" that only lasts half a day. The discovery, called TOI-1075 b, was spotted in observations from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spacecraft. Data from this four-year-old mission revealed that TOI-1075 b has a superheated surface of about 1,922 degrees Fahrenheit (1,050 Celsius). These extreme conditions occur because of the planet's proximity to its parent star, a small, red-orange star about 200 light-years away from Earth. But in addition to the planet's scorching climate and ultra-short orbit — which takes just 14.5 hours — it's fascinating for another big reason: TOI-1075 b is one of the most massive of its exoplanet class. "New data shows that TOI-1075 b is one of the most massive super-Earths discovered so far," NASA officials wrote in a Nov. 8 announcement (opens in new tab) of the discovery."

Young people just got a louder voice on climate change — and could soon be shaping policy

More from CNBC: "Young people have long been at the forefront of discussions and activism around climate change. This year's COP27 was another milestone for them — they became official stakeholders in climate policy under the ACE action plan, which was created at COP27 in Egypt over the last few weeks. Young people's voices and opinions will now be much more impactful when it comes to the design and implementation of climate policies, explains Hailey Campbell, one of the negotiators who made it happen. "Official recognition as stakeholders in the ACE Action Plan gives young people the international backing we need to demand our formal inclusion in climate decision-making and implementation," she told CNBC's Make It."

Climate Change Will Make El Niño and La Niña Stronger by 2030 — 40 Years Sooner Than Previously Thought

More from Discover Magazine: "The La Niña climate phenomenon — now in its third year and projected to last through winter — has brought an even greater chill to the waters around the archipelago. And over the longer term, the cool oceanic patch in and around the Galápagos has actually fended off the effects of global warming. According to recent research, it has cooled by 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 1990s, thanks to a strengthening and shifting of one of the deep ocean currents that bring cool water to the region. "There's a tug of war going on between our greenhouse effect causing warming from above, and the cold ocean current," says Kris Karnauskas, author of the study and a researcher at the University of Colorado. "Right now, the ocean current is winning — it's not just staying cool, it's getting cooler year after year," Karnauskas is quoted as saying in a release from the university."


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