82 F. average high on June 28.
79 F. high on June 28, 2013.
.42" fell yesterday at MSP International.
11.27" rainfall so far in June.
11.67" all-time June rainfall record for MSP (1874).
Living a Vacation
Sometimes you don't realize you're spoiled until you travel elsewhere, and then return with new eyes, new perspective.
Our friends from Cincinnati moved here a few years ago and marveled at the lakes - the charming towns. "It's like living a vacation!" Stacey Hyre said. But why would Twin Cities residents pack up and drive hours to be on a different lake, she wondered? To disconnect, to get out of your bubble, your weekday rut, and reconnect as a family, away from everyday distractions, I explained.
Truth? It took me 20 years to figure that out.
Have a Plan B again today at the cabin, or in the metro area. In fact the best chance of severe storms later today will come over southern Minnesota and Iowa, where a few large tornadoes can't be ruled out. Kind of puts the mosquitoes into perspective. Today will be sunnier & warmer than yesterday statewide, but stay alert for severe storms by late afternoon. Don't push the weather.
We cool off later this week, but a stubborn pool of chilly air aloft sparks more showers Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday looks magical before a rerun of late-week humidity & storms.
Is a tropical storm about to form off the Carolinas? Check the blog below.
* Another significant severe storm outbreak expected Sunday afternoon from the Twin Cities to Des Moines and Kansas City. Right now the greatest risk of damaging winds, including a few large tornadoes, will be over Iowa by late afternoon and evening.
* Flash flood risk returns to much of Upper Midwest as thunderstorms repeatedly pass over the same waterlogged counties. Some additional 1-4" amounts are possible; the threshold for flash flooding is roughly 1.5 to 2" for many locations from Iowa and western Wisconsin into southern and central Minnesota.
* It's still early, but long-range models are hinting at a possible tropical depression or tropical storm impacting the Carolinas around the 4th of July, then tracking right up the East Coast next weekend - capable of producing coastal flooding and inland flash flooding.
Paul Douglas - Senior Meteorologist - Alerts Broadcaster
TODAY: Partly sunny, severe storms late? Winds: SW 15. High: 87
SUNDAY NIGHT: Evening T-storms over southern MN and western WI, some severe. Low: 68
MONDAY: Still unsettled, another T-storm possible. High: 82
TUESDAY: Sunny start, PM showers. Wake-up: 64. High: 74
WEDNESDAY: Cool, lingering clouds & showers. Wake-up: 60. High: near 70
THURSDAY: Sunny & beautiful. Dew point: 52. Wake-up: 56. High: 79
4th of JULY: Clouds increase, stray T-storm. Wake-up: 62. High: 82
SATURDAY: Shocker: sticky with more T-storms. Wake-up: 67. High: 84