September can be one of the most unpredictable months when it comes to weather in the Northland. As we transition from summer into fall, anything can happen and has happened.

September can mean an extended summer of sorts or it can be when we get our first true taste of fall. Sometimes, it even brings us our first taste of winter.

It should be mentioned that we are expecting La Niña to return at some point between now and October. That means we will see brutal winter conditions with colder temperatures than usual and monster snowstorms.

It should also be noted that the Old Farmer's Almanac released their outlook for the 2021 - 2022 winter season recently and it pretty much lines up with a La Niña winter. According to their forecast, the Twin Ports can expect a brutal winter with cold temperatures and little snow.

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What does the month of September look like for the Twin Ports overall?

While those conditions could arrive at any time between now and wintertime, the Old Farmer's Almanac says it won't be in the month of September. Instead, they are forecasting a month that feels a bit more like fall than winter.

Overall, the Old Farmer's Almanac predicts an average temperatures in the upper fifties, falling just one degree short of our average for this time of year. They are also predicting lower-than-average rain levels, falling a few inches under what we normally get.

How does the month of September break down for the Twin Ports?

From the first of the month through the sixth, the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting isolated thunderstorms and warm temperatures. Sunshine will return to the Twin Ports on September seventh through the eleventh.

Things will take a turn towards fall from the twelfth through the twentieth of the month. For that stretch of time, we can expect some much-needed rain and cool temperatures.

Sunshine will dominate from the twenty-first through the twenty-sixth. Warm temperatures will return, although just for this brief period of time. Rounding out the end of the month, fall weather will return with showers and chilly conditions.

This forecast does line up in part with an outlook put out by the National Weather Service office in the Twin Cities. The NWS says September will bring a wetter weather pattern to the area, which is definitely needed after a long, dry year.

The Old Farmer's Almanac makes long term weather predictions by region. Our region includes the Twin Ports, most of Minnesota and Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and Michigan.

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