83 F. average high on July 27.
64 F. high on July 27, 2013.
.03" rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday.
Dressed for Success
Old stereotypes die hard. Picture a soft, buttery mid-summer breeze pushing warm whitecaps onto a sandy beach in the North Woods - cold drinks on the dock - The Power Loon playing on the radio - your friend visiting from North Carolina unpacking a parka and gloves up in the cabin.
"Hey, I heard about your little mini-polar-vortex a few weeks ago. I needed to be ready for anything" said Melissa Berryman. Her husband, Bryan, just shrugged. Yes, we have quite the reputation.
In truth our weather has been...off. Since 2010, and some would argue since the late 90s, the pattern has been curiously erratic. I'm just happy we didn't see that 4th of July blizzard. That would have gone viral.
A comfortable week is shaping up; some of the finest days of summer on the way. Dew points drop into the 50s, afternoon highs near 80 with a few bloated cumulus clouds capable of late-day showers and T-showers, mainly over Wisconsin.
Some in our midst are lamenting the lack of prolonged summer heat. Go figure. Although I can't promise 90s anytime soon long range models shows mid-80s from Saturday thru the middle of next week.
Shorts & flip flops required.
Winter gloves optional, for now.
Graph credit above: " National Interagency Fire Center.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Fresh air! Dew point: 55. Winds: NW 10. High: 79
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and comfortable. Low: 58
TUESDAY: Sunny start, PM showers over Wisconsin. High: near 80
WEDNESDAY: Plenty of sun, late PM clouds. Wake-up: 59. High: 81
THURSDAY: Warm sun, stray late PM T-shower. Wake-up: 61. High: 81
FRIDAY: Late-day instability T-storm Dew point: 59. Wake-up: 63. High: 82
SATURDAY: Lot's of sun. Wisconsin T-storms. Wake-up: 63. High: 83
SUNDAY: Sticky sun. Feels like July. Wake-up: 62. High: 84
Photo credit: Trista Dunsmoor.
Photo credit above: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP Photo.