Wind Advisory posted today.
40 mph wind gusts possible by afternoon, evening.
50s Wednesday - a definite taste of October in the air with windchill readings in the 40s.
70s return next weekend (80 possible Sunday, especially western Minnesota).
A Summer To Remember. 10 separate billion dollar weather disasters so far in 2011 - most on record for the United States. How firm is the link between climate change and an (apparent) increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events? The Capital Weather Gang has the story below.
95 Wichita Falls, Texas (old record was 79 days)
93 San Angelo, Texas (old record was 60 days)
79 Waco, Texas (old record was 63 days)
76 Austin, Texas (old record was 69 days)
41 Houston, Texas (old record was 62 days)
Photo credit above: Forest Service firefighters Ryan Pederson, left, and Kory Borgman directed a bulldozer through the woods south of Isabella Lake. The BWCA Pagami Creek fire was slowed by rainfall, giving firefighters a chance to build fire breaks and shore up other defenses. (photo: Marlin Levison).
Sunday Severe Storm Reports:
- 2.00″ (hen egg/lime) hail near Garland, TX
- 1.75″ (golf ball) hail near Gainesville, TX
- 1.75″ (golf ball) hail near Nashville, AR
- 1.75″ (golf ball) hail near Broken Bow, OK
- 1.75″ (golf ball) hail near Garland, TX
- 1.50″ (walnut/ping pong ball) hail in Horatio, AR
- 1.25″ (half dollar) hail in McKinney, TX
- 1.25″ (half dollar) hail near Garland, TX
- 70 mph in Seagoville, TX
- 60 mph in Emblem, TX
- 60 mph in Dallas, TX
- 60 mph in Waxahachie, TX
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota: