71 F. average high for May 20.
73 F. high temperature on May 20, 2011.
4.79" rain so far in May.
2.17" average rainfall for May (as of May 20).
1.2" rain fell during the first 20 days of May last year.
.68" rain predicted for Wednesday night (00z NAM model).
3" snow fell on the Twin Cities May 20, 1892
Alberto: earliest tropical storm to form in the Atlantic in 9 years.
$2.8 billion: estimated cost of May 22, 2011 Joplin EF-5 tornado, costliest since 1959 for the USA. Details below.
- The longest duration for a total solar eclipse is 7.5 minutes.
- A total
solar eclipse is not noticable until the Sun is more than
90 percent covered by the Moon. At 99 percent
coverage, daytime lighting resembles local twilight.
shadows travel at 1,100 miles per hour at the equator and
up to 5,000 miles per hour near the poles.
- The width of the path of totality is at most 167 miles wide.
- The maximum number of solar eclipses (partial, annular, or total) is 5 per year.
- There are at least 2 solar eclipses per year somewhere on the Earth.
- Only partial solar eclipses can be observed from the North and South Poles.
- Total solar eclipses happen about once every 1.5 years.
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Photo credit above: "FILE - This May 24, 2011 aerial file photograph shows a neighborhood destroyed by a powerful tornado in Joplin, Mo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday, May 30, 2011 that it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available."