83 F. average high for July 24.
83 F. high temperature on July 24, 2011.
1.74" rain fell yesterday at Twin Cities International Airport, an all-time rainfall record for July 24. Previous record: 1.44" on July 24, 1985
ADHD Weather Update (for people in a big hurry): "hot sun today (low to mid 90s) with the best chance of T-storms coming this morning, north of MSP. A wind shift to the northwest brings today's hideous (70-73 F) dew points down to near 60 by Thursday night, meaning a welcome drop in humidity. A stray instability shower or T-shower is possible late Thursday, but dry weather prevails Friday and Saturday (the nicer, sunnier, more comfortable day of the weekend). We slowly warm over the weekend; a few T-storms Sunday and Monday marking the arrival of the next hot front. The ECMWF model is suggesting more mid 90s by the middle of next week."
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Photo credit above: "Keith Greshik, 43, a grain farmer near Cochrane, Wis., took a look at some of the corn on one of his fields that were ruined by the drought, Monday, July 23, 2012. The drought that has hit the Midwest is the worst Wisconsin has seen in nearly 25 years. On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker said the entire state was in a 'drought emergency' and sought federal disaster aid for 23 counties in the south central and southeastern part of Wisconsin." Courtesy: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune.
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Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
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Photo credit above: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune.
Photo credit above: "In an undated handout photo, cracking on the shoulder of the Alaska Highway north of Burwash Landing, Yukon. The highway, built during World War II, is now facing big challenges, including the effects of climate change on the underlying permafrost. (Government of Yukon via The New York Times)."