73 F. average high on May 29.
64 F. high on May 29, 2012.
.09" rain fell at KMSP as of 7 pm.
- 1.6F. May temperatures are running about a degree and a half cooler than average in the cities, to date.
Slight severe threat today for southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
.97" additional rain predicted by Saturday afternoon.
One more tidbit with Memorial Weekends. Looking at the solar radiation days for Friday through Tuesday, here's how they stack up from cloudiest to sunniest:"
"Yes, the Tuesday after Memorial Weekend is, on average, the sunniest. Bot this year though!"
* credit for the solar data is the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory.
* photo of the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines courtesy of Angie Kufner.
* EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes comprise only 1% of all tornadoes in a given year, nationwide, yet they produce 70% of all tornado-related casualties.
Photo credit above: "Taxis in Hoboken, NJ, in October, after Hurricane Sandy." Courtesy: Todd Plitt, USA Today.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * PUERTO ANGEL TO BARRA DE TONALA MEXICO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * BARRA DE TONALA TO BOCA DE PIJIJIAPAN MEXICO. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.
Image credit: CNET.
* access a Trulia Twin Cities map here.
Talk about crazy extremes...
Photo credit above: "Tesla designed its Model S from the ground up to allow software updates after it leaves the factory." (Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)
* the full report (slide deck) from KPCB is here.
Photo credit: Joel Koyama, Star Tribune.
Image credit above: "Space diving - extreme sport of the future." (Photo: www.mondoart.net).
Image credit above: "A computer climate model by the National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts an ice-free Arctic by 2040." Illustration by NCAR
Photo credit: "A man enjoys the ocean after sunset in 2012 on Ngapali Beach, Myanmar, located on the shores of the Andaman Sea."
Photo credit above: "Tiny Mora County in northern New Mexico recently became the first county in the country to pass an ordinance banning hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil extraction process known as fracking, which can release harmful chemicals in aquifers and municipal water supplies." (Julie Cart / Los Angeles Times)