2020 will probably wind up as the warmest year on record for the planet. According to the NOAA, 2020 has seen the most billion-dollar weather disasters on record for the U.S. Coincidence? Probably not.
These days it's remarkably controversial to acknowledge our new realities, whether it's climate change, COVID-19 or racial inequity. Here's an idea: Let's debate policy, not reality itself.
I feel the same way about election polling as I do about weather models: "All models are wrong, but some are useful," said British statistician George Box. Right now there is rough consensus that next week will feel more like late September, with a streak of 60s. I may take my lawn chair and a sandwich to the polls on Election Day; Tuesday will see highs in the low 60s. No bugs or humidity, either.
After a record 9.3 inches of snow at MSP in October, November may wind up unusually dry and mild for much of the country.
No weather terrors expected later. Plan on trick-or-treat readings near 50F with a stiff breeze. Boo!