October starts with heat after wet and warm September

A rain gauge full of water.
A rain gauge is measured outside of the National Weather Service station in Duluth showing the largest 6-hour measurement of 1.67 inches between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Courtesy of National Weather Service via X

September delivered above average rainfall being the second wettest in Minnesota history with average rainfall topping nearly seven inches. October almost followed in last months near-record-breaking footsteps by being the hottest start to October since 1976.

With October starting off so warm, the cold temperatures taking over the weekend won’t be enough to totally off-set the average monthly temperature. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a chance for frost in some regions of the state through the weekend into Monday.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with retired meteorologist and climatologist Mark Seeley about the wide weather swings in their weekly weather chat.

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