82 F. average high on June 27.
87 F. high on June 27, 2013.
June 27, 1876: The latest ice breakup in Duluth.
.90" rain predicted for the MSP metro by Monday afternoon (00z NAM).
Adding Insult to Injury
Only in Minnesota can one be knee-deep in muddy water with dust blowing in your face.
The weather changes in a hurry around here. But lately systems have been limping along, even stalling for days on end, magnifying rainfall amounts.
Some of the water management engineers at Prinsco in Willmar have noticed the changes. "Is this a fluke or a trend? How do we plan from year to year?" they asked me after a recent presentation showing the trends. Build resilience into your systems I told them. We've been poking the climate with a long, sharp, carbon-tipped stick, then acting surprised when the weather bites back. Expect more volatility.
How I long for average.
A new front runs out of gas overhead this weekend, sparking rounds of T-storms, some capable of 1 to 3 inch rains. I'll be surprised if we don't break the all-time June rain record, set in 1874.
Sunday still looks like the sunnier, warmer day, but highs surging into the 80s may spark a more severe squall line, capable of hail, damaging winds, even a few tornadoes. Stay alert out there, especially late tomorrow.
A welcome midweek cool front gives way to 80s by the 4th of July. Another rowdy gang of T-storms pops next weekend as highs top 90F.
Surprised? Me neither.
Photo credit above: "A roof was torn off a home on the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan after a tornado struck in 2010." (CBC)
Map credit: Jordan Tessler.
Photo credit above: "United States' DaMarcus Beasley is taken off the field with an injury during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).
TODAY: Unsettled, and humid. Showers and T-storms, windy. Winds: S 15-30. High: 82
SATURDAY NIGHT: More T-storms, locally heavy rain. Low; 70
SUNDAY: Some sun, severe T-storm risk late. High: 88
SUNDAY NIGHT: Strong to severe T-storms, especially evening hours. Low: 62
MONDAY: Lingering T-shower, then partial clearing and less humid. High: 84
TUESDAY: Partly sunny, cooler breeze. Dew point: 56. Wake-up: 62. High: 75
WEDNESDAY: Blue sky, comfortable. Dew point: 45. Wake-up: 55. High: 74
THURSDAY: Plenty of sun, still pleasant. Wake-up: 56. High: 79
4th of July: Warmer, stickier. T-storms up north. Wake-up: 64. High: 85