84 F. average high on July 8.
89 F. high on July 8, 2013.
-20 F. Temperatures by next Tuesday and Wednesday may be 15-20 degrees cooler than average for mid-July.
It's all in your mind. If you tell yourself you're miserable - chances are you will be. I prefer a glass-half-full approach. Yes, our weather is increasingly volatile. There are many days Mother Nature seems intent on murdering us in our sleep. But isn't this fun!
Cue the crickets.
Kari Kennedy is a producer at TPT's "Almanac" program. She's been canoeing up north and has seen it all in 2014: a heat wave just days after ice-out, no June campfires because of monsoon rains, yet she's heading back for more. "We only had pea-sized hail on our canoe trip so we managed OK!" It’s always an adventure to live here in Minnesota" she e-mailed me. That's the right attitude to have living in The Superbowl of Weather, Land of 10,000 Weather Atrocities.
Nothing violent is brewing, although more T-storms flare up Friday, again Sunday PM hours. Saturday still looks like the better day of the weekend for outdoor fun.
We're heading into what is historically the hottest 2 weeks of the year, so don't take 70s for granted today. Next week's cool frontal passage looks like something out of late September. Highs in the 60s by Tuesday & Wednesday?
Hey, it's not a Canadian Smack. Think of this as free A/C. And a break from the bugs, I pray.
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Photo credit: "That's a lot of red." Photographer: Dario Pignatelli - Bloomberg.
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TODAY: Comfortable sunshine. Dew point: 53. Winds: NW 10. High: 77
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 59
THURSDAY: Clouds increase, T-storms at night. High: 81
FRIDAY: Few T-storms, some heavy. Wake-up: 65. High: near 80
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, the nicer day. Wake-up: 68. High: 83
SUNDAY: Early sun. PM Showers, T-storms. Wake-up: 67. High: 82
MONDAY: Mix of clouds and sun, much cooler. Wake-up: 57. High: 74
TUESDAY: Sunny and cool. Who turned off the heat?. Wake-up: 55. High: 70
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