Sadly, summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air. Fall brings fun and festive activities but it is hard to enjoy them at times knowing winter is right around the corner.

Now, that the end of summer is near, it is interesting to look back and see what summer brought us in Duluth. WDIO Meteorologist Brandon Weatherz did just that recently, sharing how this summer compared to last in terms of temperature.

What he found was pretty shocking! This summer was not nearly as hot as last summer. He looked at a bunch of different areas around the Northland and tallied how many ninety-degree days we saw last summer compared to this year.

We probably won't be seeing any more ninety-degree days as we head into the month of September and begin the transition into fall. The good news is we shouldn't be too cold off the bat, as the Weather Channel is forecasting normal to above-normal temperatures for fall in our region.

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However, you never know what will be thrown at you in the Northland and that is why snow early on is never out of the question! I saw a post from the National Weather Service of Duluth on Wednesday (August 31st) that got my attention.

They shared a few facts, including the earliest one-tenth of an inch of snowfall we've ever seen in Duluth. It happened in September of 1991! This proves my point that you never know what you are going to get when we get into the last few months of the year here.

They also shared when we typically see our first snowfall, which gives us a little bit of time to prepare before we really see snow - hopefully. Take a look at their post below:

It is always nice to have a little refresher on things like these. All I ever remember about a winter is how cold it was and how many times I had to scrape snow off my car or hunker down in my house during a snowstorm. Ha!

If winter is anything like the Farmer's Almanac is predicting, we will all be doing a lot of that this season! They shared their annual winter weather predictions and called Minnesota a "zone of hibernation" and said we should all get used to shoveling. Of course, you have to take these things with a grain of salt but it is still unsettling!

All I know is that I hope things stay average this winter and we don't see our first major snowfall until at least October. You never know, though!

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