69 F. average high for May 16.
69 F. high on May 15, 2011.
+ 5 F. Temperatures through the first 15 days of May are running 5 degrees above average.
Weekend: not as wet as previously thought.
.55" rain predicted by Sunday morning (NAM model).
Strong T-storms possible late Saturday; very small risk of a few isolated severe storms.
Sunday: 15-20 degrees cooler than Saturday; best chance of showers morning hours.
Photo credit above: "A flooded vegetable field at Hawthorne Valley Farm. Credit: Steffen Schneider, the farm's director of operations."
Photo credit above: "Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake, in San Angelo, Texas, in this August photo. Record average temperatures scorched central Texas, the upper Midwest and much of the Northeast over the last year. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press / May 15, 2012)."
Federal Flood Insurance May Be Extended Until End Of June. Details from The Insurance Journal: "The House is expected to vote today on an extension of the federal flood insurance program until the end of June but the fate of program in the Senate is still uncertain. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is now scheduled to expire on May 31 unless both houses of Congress act to reauthorize it." Photo credit: FEMA.
"At what point does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
David L. Poeschel
Loan Document Specialist 4
Wells Fargo Funding
Image above: courtesy of Gigra.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
FRIDAY NIGHT: Warm and muggy - probably dry. Low: 66
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Photo credit above: "A researcher insepcts a freshly drilled ice core. Credit: Kendrick Taylor/WAIS Divide Ice Core Project Research Professor."