79 F. average high for August 27.
79 F. high on August 27, 2011.
100 F. high possible Thursday in the Twin Cities.
Excessive Heat Watch posted for Thursday in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
12.11" average rainfall since June 1. We're running a 2.24" rainfall deficit in the Twin Cities since the start of meteorological summer.
Photo credit above: "Tourists wade out of the rough water caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in Destin, Fla., Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Isaac, which may strengthen to a hurricane, could pack a watery double punch for the Gulf Coast. If it hits during high tide, Isaac could push floodwaters as deep as 12 feet onto shore in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and up to 6 feet in the Florida Panhandle, while dumping up to 18 inches of rain over the region, the National Weather Service warned." (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Jeff Gammons)
Here is the report I sent out to our corporate clients last night; under the circumstances I thought it might be a good idea to share this with everyone checking today's weather blog:
* Temperatures...highs Thursday afternoon will be near 100 degrees.
* Impacts..temperatures this warm can be dangerous for individuals spending excessive time outside or within non air conditioned buildings.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear and mild. Low: 68
Photo credit above: "Sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, on July 20, 2011. Scientists are setting out to conduct the first comprehensive study of marine life in the Chukchi Sea." NASA/Kathryn Hansen
* The New York Times has more on the new record Arctic ice minimum here.