69 F. average high on May 14.
98 F. high on May 14, 2013. No, that's not a typo. It really got that hot.
Freeze Warning far western Minnesota this morning.
.02" rain from PM showers later today.
I'm more confused than usual. Not sure whether to mulch the garden, toss a football, or go Trick-or-Treating? Big decisions. THIS is why smart gardeners wait until after Memorial Day, not Mother's Day, to plant annuals.
After studying the weather map I'm not sure whether to laugh or weep. A high-amplitude jet stream pattern (big dips and bulges in the prevailing winds aloft) is creating mind-boggling extremes. Brush fires are raging across drought-baked counties in the Texas Panhandle, where Freeze Warnings are in effect. At the same time record heat sizzles southern California and skiers hit the slopes one last time in Colorado & Wyoming.
Once again weather systems have stalled, a Great Lakes low pinwheeling clouds and light showers into Minnesota by afternoon. Another pop-up shower may sprout late Friday.
Spring stages a valiant comeback over the weekend; highs topping 70F by Sunday with blue sky and a hopeful, southerly breeze.
A stalled warm front sparks T-storms much of next week; a warm, sticky and partly-thundery weather pattern lingers Memorial Day weekend, with highs closer to average.
All well and good. But tonight? Cover up those tender shoots, just in case.
- Tornadoes that occur in the nation
- Strength of the tornadoes
- Frequency of the tornadoes in a geographic area
- Damage of the tornadoes
TODAY: Early sun, then clouds, PM showers. Winds: N 10. High: 52
THURSDAY NIGHT: Slow clearing, still chilly. Low: 37
FRIDAY: Clouds increase, stray shower late. High: 54
SATURDAY: More clouds than sun, better. Wake-up: 38. High: 60
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Feels like May again. Wake-up: 42. High: 71
MONDAY: Showers, heavier T-storms. Wake-up: 51. High: 72
TUESDAY: Humid, stray T-storm or two. Wake-up: 58. High: 75
WEDNESDAY: Unsettled, more T-storms. Wake-up: 55. High: 73