** Fall color is starting to peak across northern Minnesota right now - look for excellent pockets of fall color over the next 10 days. Usually peak fall color around Bay Lake is about October 5th but it will be delayed some due to the warm September so look for some of the best color between October 8 and October 11 with color lingering a bit into mid October.
** Lake water temperatures are in the low 50s on Bay Lake.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in October 1 goes from an average high of 61 degrees and an average low of 40 degrees on October 1st to an average high of 45 degrees and average low of 26 degrees on October 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Breezy with a mix of clouds and sun and a slight chance for some isolated showers after 1 P.M.
High: 56 degrees.
Wind: Southwest at 8 to 16 mph.
Chance for rain today: 30% between 1 P.M. and 8 P.M.
** The UV Index today is 2, which is LOW, meaning sunburn in not likely today.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few isolated rain showers - temperatures will be in the low 50s with West winds at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset tonight is 6:42 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers until 8 P.M.
Low: 38 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 30% until 8 P.M.
THURSDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with spotty afternoon rain showers - turning cooler.
High: 48 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 20% all day.
7 P.M. Partl to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles or isolated showers - chance for rain is 20% - temperatures will be in the mid 40s with Northwest winds at 6 to 12 mph. Sunset is 6:40 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRI........................44.......Scattered frost in the morning then a mix of clouds and sun with cool conditions - rain and snow showers possible Friday evening - chance for rain and snow is 20%.
SAT........................41.......Cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers mainly in the morning then some clearing in the afternoon - chance for rain and snow is 70% in the morning and 20% in the afternoon.
SUN........................44.......Hard freeze in the morning then a mix of clouds and sun.
Average high through the extended period is 58 degrees and the average low is 37 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....59 degrees
Average low:.....37 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 10/07/2009
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.