.12" rain yesterday in the metro area.
103 hours of 75+ dew points at MSP this past summer. (new record)
319 hours of 70+ dew points at MSP (all-time record is 512 hours, set during the summer of 2002).
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Drop in the bucket. Spokesman for Texas Farm Bureau, Gene Hall, tells Weather Nation TV all of the rain this weekend in Drought Stricken Texas is too little, too late. In his words, “The Wheat Crop is Toast”.
"People in Chicago are going to want to move after this winter." - from an AccuWeather story predicting a "brutal" winter for the Midwest, including Minnesota.
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.56 INCHES WAS SET AT SAN ANGELO YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.06 SET IN 1957. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.57 INCHES WAS SET AT ABILENE YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.7 SET IN 1887.
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.57 INCHES WAS SET AT GALVESTON YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.68 SET IN 2002.
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 5.83 INCHES WAS SET AT WACO TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 3.36 SET IN 2003.
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.31 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT MIDLAND TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.8 SET IN 1982
* more winter outlooks here.
Freedom Of The Seas Gets Rocked By Rough Weather - Damage To Public Areas. Not a great week to be on a cruise, with reports of 10-20 foot seas in the Bahamas. Cruiseradio.net has more details: "Passenger’s aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas got rocked last night as the ship experienced rough weather from a nor’easter that’s affecting ports along Florida’s east coast. According from a statement released by Royal Caribbean, “Sunday at approximately 7:30 p.m. after departing Port Canaveral, Florida, Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas experienced extreme wind and sea conditions, well beyond what was forecasted. The ship experienced wind speeds more than three times what was forecast. The combination of the wind and sea conditions caused severe ship movement. At this time there have not been any serious injuries reported. The ship has sustained some damage to the public areas and guest staterooms, which in no way affect the sea-worthiness of the ship.” A passenger aboard Freedom told us “It was crazy. The ship was on it’s side, everything broke all over ship, medical emergencies all over, and people ordered to their cabins. The elevators are off, scary.” Reports are that seas exceeded 18 feet and some vessels stayed in port because of the nor’easter."
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Rare Rainfall. After a sunny start a rapidly weakening cool front pushed a few showers across the state by late afternoon and evening, roughly a tenth of an inch of rain in the Twin Cities. St. Cloud reported .17" The last time we've seen half an inch or more of rain in the metro area? August 15, when 1.42" fell.