Archive for 2009

Arb Sightings 12/17/09

Now that the daily temperatures are back on the positive side, it appears that the latter half of this month will be warmer than the previous. The forecast for the next ten days predicts relatively dry weather with highs consistently in the mid- to upper 20’s, so we shouldn’t be seeing anymore below-normal temperatures for […]

Arb Sightings 12/10/09

Two weeks ago we were still in November and the temperature was in the 40’s. Today is December 10, and the outside temperature in St. Peter this morning was 7 degrees below zero (-22 with windchill). Thanks to a snowstorm riding a strong cold front that has affected virtually all of the country, most of […]

Arb Sightings 12/4/09

Ah, snow! We will end the first week of December with a fine, dusty coating of white on the ground. A week ago the temperatures were still in the 30’s and 40’s, but a week later the morning temperatures are in the teens. It seems that missed transitions are a theme this fall, as again […]

Arb Sightings 11/19/09

As we continue to enjoy this pleasant, dry weather, it’s difficult to realize that December is less than two weeks away. At this point it seems like we’re getting spoiled in late November with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 50’s; indeed, the forecast for this Saturday calls for a high of 55 degrees […]

Arb Sightings 11/12/09

I think all of us in southern Minnesota can agree that the weather during this past week of November has been much more pleasant than any week in October. Earlier this week, temperatures here reached the mid-60’s, reminiscent of the warm, sunny weather of two months ago. The weird weather patterns we’re experiencing may be […]

Arb Sightings 11/5/09

It appears the weather we had all hoped for in October had instead been reserved for November. Since November 1 the weather has been fairly dry and pleasant, with high temperatures reaching the mid-50’s. The forecast for this coming Saturday calls for high temperatures in the low 60’s; while this seems unseasonably warm for November, […]

Arb Sightings 10/30/09

It appears that we’re going to end October just a quarter of an inch short of the rainfall record for the month; yesterday we received another half inch or so of rain. Finally, though, the forecast for the next ten days predicts more sunny and dry days than cloudy and rainy, and we might even […]

Arb Sightings 10/22/09

What might have been our Indian Summer occurred this past weekend into Monday, with a high temperature near 60 degrees Fahrenheit Monday afternoon. That same day the Asian ladybird beetles were out in full force, although their annual fall flight did not last long. Since Monday, the high temperatures have once gain been in the […]

Arb Sightings 10/15/09

Last week’s weather forecasts were correct: our first snow came early this past Saturday morning 10/10.  Not only did we wake up to a thin coating of snow that morning, but also we experienced the first temperatures below freezing (as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit!). Since Saturday, temperatures in southern Minnesota have struggled to reach […]

Arb Sightings 10/8/09

This week has been a cold, wet one. High temperatures have been in the upper 40’s and 50’s all week, and the forecast for this Saturday calls for highs in the upper 30’s with a chance of snow! This past Tuesday, 10/6, 1.3 inches of rain fell; add that to last weekend’s total of 2.04 […]