82 F. average high for August 7.
82 F. high temperature on August 7, 2011.
45 F. record low for August 7 (1972).
.09" rain predicted for MSP from later today thru Thursday evening (00z NAM model).
Photo credit above: "Corn prices are already up 50 percent from just a month ago, the author writes." | AP Photo
Photo credit above: AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith.
Photo credit above: "The banks of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., continue to erode as the 2012 drought deepens, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Barges are moving down the largest waterway in the U.S. with decreased loads and at slower speeds because of the risk of hitting debris or sand." (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
(May 29, 2012 file photo from Folly Beach, South Carolina courtesy of AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Photo credit above: "Filipinos wade along a flooded area in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
POLICY: NASCAR stays in contact with track officials when weather may affect a race, but track officials are responsible for communicating to fans about approaching severe storms. Some fans posted on Pocono Raceway's Facebook page that they never heard Sunday's weather-related announcements. Decisions whether to proceed are typically made minute-by-minute, although there have been instances the last several years when NASCAR worked with track officials in advance of incoming weather. This season, the Daytona 500 was postponed for the first time in its 54-year history because steady rain made a Monday evening start the safest solution."
Photo credit above: "Fans leave the stands after the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race was postponed due to rain on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA." (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Photo credit above: AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark.
Photo credit above: "This Global Hawk unmanned aircraft is one of two that are used by NASA for Earth science missions and by Northrop Grumman for follow-on developmental testing." Credit: NASA/Tony Landis
Photo credit above: "This false-color image provided by NASA shows a solar flare, lower center, erupting from the sun on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Space weather scientists said there should be little impact to Earth. The flare erupted from a region which rotated into view on July 6, 2012." (AP Photo/NASA)
"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing." - Harriet Braiker
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
"It's time for us all - whether we're leaders in Washington, members of the media, scientists, academics, environmentalists or utility industry executives - to stop acting like those who ignore the crisis or deny it exists entirely have a valid point of view. They don't." - Senator Harry Reid in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Details here.
Photo credit above: Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press. "A Texas State Park police officer walked across the lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A new scientific paper says that the drought and other recent extreme weather events have been caused by global warming."
Photo credit above: "Marcelino Aldama plays with his son, Raymond, 1, at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks pool in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The Aldama's came to the pool to escape this week's heat wave, which is expected to continue in the triple digits throughout the week." (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)