73 F. average high for September 12.
90 F. high on September 12, 2011.
.09" rain fell yesterday at Twin Cities International Airport. It was the wettest day since August 15, when .73" fell.
49 dry days in a row in Seattle, the second longest stretch on record (old record: 51 days in 1951). Seattle Times.
100 days above 80 F. this year in Chicago. All-time record: 103 days. 46 days at or above 90 F.
1939. The last time we saw a 95 F. high temperature on, or after, September 11. Details:
Last time it was 95 degrees or warmer on or after September 11th was in 1939...
(Tuesday) marked only the 8th time (and 5th year) in the 139-year Twin Cities record where the max temp reached or exceeded 95 degrees F on, or after, 9/11. It was the first time this has happened since 1939.
Date Max Temp
* information above courtesy of the Twin Cities National Weather Service. Photo above: MainStorm Tower.
Sunset On Muddy Gut Road. Mike Hall snapped this terrific shot near Hancock, Kentucky late yesterday. Perfect.
Wall of Water. Thanks to WeatherNation TV for passing this one along. I'd say at least a 30% probability of a shower.
* CNET.com has a comprehensive review of the iPhone 5 here.
Photo credit above: "Northern Polar Institute Research Director Kim Holmen, left, with UN Foundation Board Chairman Ted Turner and President Timothy Wirth in the Arctic."