By Todd Nelson
"Lovely day we're having" is a phrase that I've heard uttered a few times around the office lately. I know it's a bit tongue and cheek, but I'm glad folks have a little sense of humor about the less than ideal weather we've been dealing with as of late. January was the last time that the average monthly temperature ended above average. We've had 4 consecutive months with below average temperatures and June seems to following suit as we're nearly 5 degrees below average so far this month!
If there's any silver lining to the cool and soggy spring we've had, it's that drought conditions continue to ease. However, this cool, wet weather is having an impact on farming. According to the USDA, only 87% of Minnesota's corn crop had been planted by June 2nd, which is nearly 10% below the 2008-2012 average. By this time last year 100% of the states corn crop had been planted.
Good news, you're saving money on your lawn/garden watering and A/C bills this year! Saturday looks like a good lawn mowing day before our next storm system rolls through PM Saturday. Look for AM Sunday puddles and warming temps next week. By the way, I still haven't seen a skeeter.
Todd's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota
SATURDAY: Better day of the weekend: AM sun, T-showers late. High: 73
SUNDAY: Rain tapers, drier by late PM. Wake-up: 60. High: 68
MONDAY: Partly sunny, lukewarm. Wake-up: 57. High: 76
TUESDAY: Intervals of warm sun. Finally. Wake-up: 59. High: 80
WEDNESDAY: Isolated T-shower south, some PM sun. Wake-up: 61. High: 81
THURSDAY: More sun, pleasant day. Wake-up: 62. High: 80