Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday September 17, 2008

** Fall color is starting to pop in northern Minnesota - the best color is still far north of Bay Lake near the U.S./Canada border but in the next 10 days fall color should rapidly start showing in the Bay Lake area. Right now most trees are still Summer green but the Sugar Maples are already showing Orange and Reds - look for the best Sugar Maple peak color between September 25th and October 2nd. The best fall color in the Bay Lake area is between September 30th and October 5th but areas of fall color in wind sheltered areas will linger until mid October.

TODAY: Mostly Sunny and cooler but still very pleasant.

High: 71 degrees.

Wind: East 6 to 12 mph.

Chance for rain today: 0%.

7 P.M. Weather: Clear skies with temperatures in the mid 60s and East winds at 6 to 12 mph - grab a sweatshirt.

TONIGHT: Clear skies.

Low: 48 degrees.

Wind: East-Southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Chance for rain tonight 0%.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and becoming windy in the late morning.

High: 74 degrees

Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain: 0%.

7 P.M. Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70s.

Extended Outlook:

FRI.................78.......Partly cloudy.

SAT.................73.......Partly cloudy.

SUN.................72.......Partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm - chance for rain is 20%.

Average high through the extended period is 65 degrees and the average low is 44 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data.

Average high:....65 degrees

Average low:.....45 degrees.

Sunrise:...6:54 A.M.

Sunset:....7:20 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/17/2008

Click on the boxes below to view live radar data from the National Weather Service in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Duluth/Superior and Fargo/Grand Forks. The radars will indicate active areas of thunderstorms and rain near the Bay Lake/Brainerd areas - Bay Lake is about 20 miles southeast of Brainerd.