81 F. average high for June 21.
79 F. high on June 21, 2011.
.09" rain fell yesterday at KMSP.
90-Day temperature outlook calls a hotter than average summer for much of the USA. The CPC/Ham Weather prediction below.
Corpus Christi: the ECMWF (European) model brings "Debby" ashore near Corpus Christi, Texas next Thursday. Confidence level is (very) low; that track will almost certainly change in the coming days. Details below.
Dew Point Prediction:
- Moose Lake Declares State of Emergency (Release #6)
- Northeast Minnesota Flood Updates (Release #5)
- Health Officials Address Concerns in Wake of NE Minn. Flooding (Release #4)
- Northeast Minnesota Flood Updates (Release #3)
- Northeast Minnesota Flood Updates (Release #2)
- State Emergency Operations Center Activated (Release #1)
- Recovery Information on Minnesota Recovers
- Links to Red Cross, MnDOT, City of Duluth and More
- Flood Safety Information from HSEM
100 F. Baltimore (ties old record of 100 set in 1923).
99 F. Washington D.C. breaks old record of 98 set in 1988.
98 F. La Guardia, New York, breaking the old record of 97 in 1953.
96 F. Boston, breaking the old record of 95 (1949).
96 F. Hartford, tying old record of 96 set in 1953.
89 F. Bluefield, West Virginia (ties old record set in 2011).
99 F. Georgetown, Delaware, breaking the old record of 95 in 1964
97 F. Wilmington, Delaware, tying the (very) old record of 97 set in 1895.
89 F. Mount Pocono, tying the record of 89 in 1953.
95 F. Atlantic City, tying the record of 95 set in 2010.
97 F. Burlington, Vermont, breaking the old record of 95 set in 1953.
91 F. Worcester, Massachusetts ties the old record of 91 in 1953.
* records courtesy of NOAA and Earth Networks.
- Check on those without air conditioning to make sure they're staying cool.
- Consider spending the warmest part of the day inside.
- Make sure your animals are not suffering from the heat and have plenty of water.
- Protect your face & head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
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A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA IS PRODUCING AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF CLOUDINESS...SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVER MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...AND ALSO OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...WESTERN AND CENTRAL CUBA...SOUTHERN FLORIDA...AND THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS. SATELLITE DATA AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER DEFINED AND SURFACE PRESSURES ARE SLOWLY FALLING ACROSS THE AREA. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE ALSO IMPROVING AND ARE FORECAST TO BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD INTO THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. INTERESTS ALONG THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES GULF COAST SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS LARGE DISTURBANCE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HEAVY RAINS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...WESTERN CUBA...AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA THROUGH SATURDAY. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM TOMORROW AFTERNOON...IF NECESSARY.
* going way out on a limb, the ECMWF brings "Debby" ashore near Corpus Christi, Texas next Thursday. That track will almost certainly change and shift in the coming days as new data comes in. Residents of the Gulf should stay alert and consider hurricane preparation plans well in advance.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
TODAY: Partly sunny. Dew point: 55. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 81
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clouds increase, slight chance of thunder late. Low: 62
SATURDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of a T-shower. Low: 67
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