77 F. average high on June 9.
69 F. high on June 9, 2013.
Trace of rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday.
June 9 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: Twin Cities National Weather Service:
2002: Extensive flash flood began across northwest Minnesota. 14.55 inches would fall over the next 48 hours near Lake of the Woods. Floodwaters covered the city of Roseau. The Roseau River looked like a large lake from a satellite view.
1913: Strange mirage in Duluth. Ships appeared to be floating in the air over Lake Superior.
A Few New Lakes?
A couple of months ago, based on a brewing El Nino and a fickle jet stream: still sluggish, chilly - snaking unusually far south after a pioneer winter - I went out on a limb and predicted a good chance of a cooler, wetter summer. Little has happened since April to change my mind.
Between no-wake zones imposed on overflowing lakes, cool and soggy weekends and a mosquito population so big you can hear them giggling in the background, many of us are feeling a little cheated right about now.
Our pact with nature has been violated. Endure a Minnesota winter - your reward will be a magical summer!
When summers skew cool and wet, when the kids dig out sweatshirts in June, stoic Minnesotans quickly lose their sense of humor.
At the risk of putting lipstick on a pig the drought is history - we'll pay less for A/C this summer, with fewer tornadoes & less controversy over the dew point. Why am I not feeling any better?
Expect a rare ration of mild sun today; 80F Wednesday before storms bubble up and a Thursday cool front kicks up a few whitecaps. A perfect Friday gives rise way to scattered T-storms over the weekend. Models hint at another stalled front and more downpours early next week.
Excuse me, I have to get back to building my ark.
1.38" of additional rain by Thursday morning (00z NAM model).
2.84" rain predicted over the next 16 days at KMSP (GFS model).
Photo credit above: "Wardens swing in to get a closer look at an iceberg on Lake Superior in June 2014." Wisconsin DNR photo.
Graphic credit above: "SPC Science Support Branch Scientist, Dr. Patrick Marsh derived the probability of at least one tornado anywhere in the U.S. based on U.S. tornado reports since 1980."
"No, A Computer Did Not Just Pass the Turning Test". Buzzfeed posts a rebuttal to the story above here.
TODAY: Lukewarm sun, very nice. Winds: SE 8. High: 76
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and comfortable. Low: 59
WEDNESDAY: Warm sun, late-day and nighttime T-storms likely. High: 81
THURSDAY: Wet start. Clearing skies, windy & less humid. Wake-up: 62. High: 71
FRIDAY: Blue sky much of the day. Dew point: 47. Wake-up: 55. High: 76
SATURDAY: Some sun, few T-storms likely. Wake-up: 60. High: near 80
SUNDAY: Lingering showers, few T-storms. Wake-up: 64. High: 77
MONDAY: Some sun, still warm. Wake-up: 58. High: near 80
Photo credit above: "Meltwater channels run along the ice in Greenland. Soot, dust and microbes that live in the ice all contribute to its darkening." Credit: Henry Patton/Flickr.