78 F. average high for June 11.
74 F. high on June 11, 2012.
Best chance of showers and T-storms today south of MSP
Dry this afternoon into at least midday Friday.
• Long term projections, known as convective outlooks, which show the risk of severe weather up to eight days in advance across large parts of the country; and...
• Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches, which are issued up to eight hours in advance for state-sized areas..."
Photo credit above: "The Gulfstream V is readied to take off on a mission to study Tropical Storm Gaston in 2010. This is the same aircraft used in the MPEX project this spring." (Photo: NCAR).
Photo credit above: Alonzo Adams / The Associated Press. "The National Weather Service has upgraded the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City last week to a top-of-the-scale EF5 twister, which packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded."
Image credit above: "The path of the tornado that hit near El Reno, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, on May 31, 2013. The tornado was judged by researchers to have been an EF5 at its peak and to have reached 2.6 miles wide at its peak (marked on the map)." Credit: NWS/NOAA.
Photo credit above: "Can this little thing really ride hurricane winds?" Photo courtesy of the University of Florida.
FEMA and the National Weather Service use the following terms to announce flood information:
- Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or local television for updated information.
- Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information..."
Photo credit above: NOAA.
Image credit above: "The largest solar storm in five years erupted in March 2012, sending charged particles toward Earth with the potential to disrupt power grids, navigation systems and satellites." / AP