77 F. average high on September 3.
92 F. high on September 3, 2012.
90 F. heat possible Friday, Saturday, again Tuesday of next week.
Dry bias continues next 1-2 weeks. Showers and T-storms possible late Sunday into Monday.
Friday Heat. No, not a new action-thriller debuting this fall on TNT, but a prediction, based on (all) model guidance. The 4 km. NAM model shows highs near 90F in the metro at 4 pm Friday afternoon, even some low to mid 90s over west central Minnesota. Don't write summer off just yet.
Photo credit above: "In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, members of the Roosevelt Interagency Hotshot crew, from Fort Collins, Colo., gear up for a controlled burn operation as they fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. The massive wildfire is now 75 percent contained according to a state fire spokesman." (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)
* California using prison inmates to help fight the Rim Fire? Details from examiner.com.
Image credit above: "Lightning rolls through the sky over Sonic restaurant in the Denbigh section of Newport News, Virginia, Saturday, June 30, 2012, as severe thunderstorms moved through the area." (Rob Ostermaier/Newport News Daily Press/MCT)
Photo credit above: "A bright sunny winter day at Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, in the South Island of New Zealand." Photograph: Mark Mitchell/AP.
Image credit above: "A NASA computer model of Hurricane Sandy. A new study says climate change could make such storms less likely along the Atlantic Coast." Photograph by NASA/ National Geographic Stock.
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