76 F. average high on June 5.
60 F. high on June 5, 2013.
03" rain fell at KMSP yesterday.
June 5, 1864: Light frost reported in St. Paul as chilly air mass moved over the state.
Manila (with lakes)
The Great Atmospheric Spigot in the Sky is either ON or OFF. Not much in-between lately. Either we're tracking drought, brush fires and water shortages, or we're in a perpetual flood, reporting on swamped fields and overflowing lakes and rivers.
According to Minnesota's Climate Office the first 5 months of 2014 was the second wettest in 144 years of record-keeping. 2012 and 2013 also ranked among the five wettest of all-time for that 5 month period. A fluke or a trend?
Great question. I wish I had a great answer.
Then again June is our wettest month of the year in Minnesota, the worst month to plan outdoor weddings and grad parties. That statistic will become increasingly evident in the coming weeks.
More T-storms fire up later today ahead of an advancing cool front; showery rains spill over into much of Saturday as we cool into the 60s. We salvage a fine Sunday, the nicer day of the weekend for the Edina Art Fair. More rain is likely Monday, again Wednesday as temperatures mellow.
Wedging in your outdoor plans will take patience, planning and luck.
ECMWF guidance hints at 90F by the end of next week with drippy dew points. And more T-storms.
Turn off the sprinkler until further notice.
.92" of additional rain in the Twin Cities by Monday morning (NAM model).
Weekend Details. ECMWF guidance shows a T-storm risk by late this afternoon and evening, but as the atmosphere cools and stabilizes I expect just rain showers Saturday (probably no lightning). Sunday still looks like the nicer day of the weekend for outdoor plans, more rain - possibly heavy - Sunday night into Monday. Our soggy rut spills over into next week. Graph: Weatherspark.
NASA imagery acquired January 17, 2011.
Graphic credit: USDA.
Photo credit above: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED.
Map data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Map by Ben Blatt/Slate.
TODAY: Warm sun, warmer than average. Dew point: 62 Winds: SW 8. High: 83
FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers and T-storms likely. Low: 59
SATURDAY: Fairly foul. Cool with showery rain. Winds: NE 10-15. High: 65
SUNDAY: The nicer day of the weekend. Partly sunny. Winds: SE 8. Wake-up: 53. High: 75
MONDAY: Periods of rain, possible thunder. Wake-up: 56. High: 72
TUESDAY: Sun returns, not bad at all. Wake-up: 55. High: 79
WEDNESDAY: Early sun, PM T-storms. Wake-up: 60. High: 81
THURSDAY: Hot & sticky. Feels like summer. Wake-up: 63. High: 86
* 90F isn't out of the question by the end of next week.
** Rainbow photo courtesy of Marlo Lundy.
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Graphic credit: "A map showing summer temperature trends in the U.S. since 1970."
Graphic credit: "The last five decades have seen a progressive rise in Earth’s average surface temperature. Bars show the difference between each decade’s average temperature and the overall average for 1901 to 2000. The far right bar includes data for 2001-2012." (Figure source: NOAA NCDC). National Climate Assessment, p.796, Figure 7 in Appendix 4."