Turns out we set a new record today. Minneapolis' high temperature of 97, (which did get captured in my avatar over there), recorded at 17:06, SMASHES the previous record of 89, set in 1977 and tied in 1978.
Today's LOW was 59, recorded at 07:55. I know you were curious.
(Statistics from the NWS Twin Cities Forecast Office in Chanhassen, MN - daily climate report available here (crh.noaa.gov))
It was 80, overcast & sprinkling outside when I let the dogs out [[ Insert "woof"x 4 here ]] at noon. Now it's up to 87. Note that this is most certainly the last day for the next 6 months that I'll be able to gloat.
If you didn't catch the classic SNL on Saturday, someone has helpfully encoded Jesse Jackson's take as a game show host. Get it while it's hot: http://menino.com/wp/2005/10/17/the-question-is-moot/ (DISCLAIMER TO FOLKS READING THIS AT WORK: