76 F. average high for June 7.
103 F. high temperature on June 7, 2011.
6" rainfall estimates near Hanley Falls yesterday. Details below.
.19" rain predicted today in the cities - showers and T-showers possible.
.30" rain scheduled for Sunday night into Monday morning as a cooler front arrives.
90-92 F. Saturday; dry with a south wind at 15-25 mph.
92-97 F. Sunday; south/southwest winds at 15-30 mph - showers and T-storms possible after 5 pm.
"The 12 month period from June 2011 to May 2012 is the warmest June to May temperature in the Twin Cities, going back to 1872. I arrive at 51.7 F. for the average temperature, and that beats second place (2005-06), when the average temperature was 49.5 F.
We are also the warmest year to date from 1891-2012 (January 1 - June 6), although that probably isn't too surprising."
Here's the Top 3 (Warmest) Years for MSP (1891 - 2012):
1). 43.7 F. 2012
2). 42.9 F. 1987
3). 41.1 F. 2006
Photo caption above: "Hail at I-25 and Founders Pkwy. Castle Rock, Colo. June 6, 2012."
- nine to 15 named storms (with minimum wind speeds of 39 miles per hour),
- four to eight hurricanes (with minimum wind speeds of 74 miles per hour), and
- one to three major hurricanes (Categories 3 to 5 with minimum wind speeds of 111 miles per hour)."
Photo credit above: "Maggie Dagrossi walks through flooded streets in Brooklyn, N.Y., in August 2011, shortly after Hurricane Irene hit New York City." By Chris Maddaloni, Gannett.
Photo credit above: "The skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York is seen at sunset from Jersey City, New Jersey June 3. Pictured are the New York Times Building (L), the GE Building at Rockefeller Center (2nd L), the Conde Nast Building (2nd R) and the Bank of America Building (R)." Gary Hershorn/REUTERS
• Citizens is far from the insurer of last resort, with approximately 25 percent of Florida’s homeowners insurance market and rates that are about 40 percent below where they need to be to cover its risk. Citizens claims are subsidized by non-Citizens policyholders, which account for the 75 percent of Florida homeowners who have private homeowners insurance. So, 75 percent of Floridians are not only paying for their own risk but are also being taxed (assessed) to help pay past storm claims for Citizens policyholders. And, depending on the severity or frequency of storms that make landfall in Florida this year, unfortunately and in all probability, they will be required to pay more in the future."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota: