82 F. average high on August 7.
77 F. high on August 7, 2013.
August 7, 1930: A record high of 102 is set at Redwood Falls.
Is there a state with "perfect weather"? San Diego has the best climate in America, on paper, but they're running out of fresh water. Hawaii has to be near the top of the list, a tropical paradise where severe weather is extremely rare.
While helping with special effects for "Jurassic Park" Steven Spielberg described how life imitated art. During filming on Kauai in 1992 Category 4 "Iniki" struck. They evacuated Spielberg and his film crew to the basement of the hotel. "You realize you could have drowned from the storm surge. In a hurricane you want to be on the third floor or higher" I told him. His eyes got very big. We changed the subject.
"Iselle" just struck the Big Island with near-hurricane force winds, for the first time on record. Maui and Oahu will be brushed by tropical storm conditions; the rough equivalent of a severe thunderstorm - one that lingers for 12-18 hours.
It puts our Sunday T-storms into perspective. A ridge of high pressure keeps us sunny, hazy & warm into Saturday. A storm may sprout late Saturday - a better chance Monday - with a welcome dip in humidity by midweek.
But any storms will be small and brief, without names.
I can live with that.
In Hawaii, mountainous terrain accelerates hurricane and tropical storm winds causing extremely high winds that can destroy buildings, structures, trees, vegetation and crops..."
- July precipitation totals
across Minnesota were light in all but a few locations. In some
portions of southwest and south central Minnesota, monthly rainfall
totals were less than one inch. July rainfall in most counties fell
short of historical averages by one to three inches.
[see: July 2014 Precipitation Map | July 2014 Precipitation Departure Map | July 2014 Climate Summary Table]
- The most notable heavy rain and severe weather event
of July occurred on the evening of the 21st and the early morning hours
of 22nd. Severe storms swept through portions of northern Minnesota
bringing damaging winds and torrential downpours.
[see: Heavy Rain and Severe Storms: July 21-22]
- Average monthly temperatures for July in Minnesota were two to three degrees below the historical average at most locations. Extremes for July ranged from a high of 96 degrees F at Hutchinson on the 21st, to a low of 36 degrees F at Brimson (St. Louis County) on the 4th and Embarrass (St. Louis County) on the 16th.
Photo credit above: "Johnstown Then and Now. Bird's eye view of Johnstown, Pa. after the flood of 1889." (Image courtesy of the Library of Congresss)
Image credit courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Photo credit: Tidal Energy LTD. "Seven-storey high generator has been built by Mustang Marine in Pembroke Dock."
* A noble sense of self-sacrifice, in you believe that extending human presence into the solar system will help to ensure the survival of the species."
* A desire for the immortality that comes with fame, despite the risk to life and limb. In some sense, putting yourself at risk helps ensure your influence on the history of humanity will outlive your physical being..."
TODAY: Warm sun, PM T-storms southwest MN. Winds: E 10. High: 82
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy metro, storms southwestern MN. Low: 64
SATURDAY: Hazy sun, T-storm possible late, especially west of MSP. Dew point: 60. Winds: SE 10. High: 82
SUNDAY: Warm sun, sticky. Storms north/west Minnesota. Wake-up: 66. High: 84
MONDAY: More numerous T-storms, locally heavy rain. Dew point: 66. Wake-up: 67. High: 79
TUESDAY: Sunnier, turning less humid. Dew point: 53. Wake-up: 61. High: 76
WEDNESDAY: Bright sun, light winds. Dew point: 48. Wake-up: 56. High: near 80
THURSDAY: Partly sunny, seasonably warm. Wake-up: 59. High: 80
“There are many motivations for becoming one of the first settlers on Mars, none of them insane in my opinion. These include:
- “A noble sense of self-sacrifice, if you believe that extending human presence into the solar system will help ensure the survival of the species."
- “A desire for the immortality that comes with fame, despite the risk to life and limb. In some sense, putting yourself at risk helps ensure your influence on the history of humanity will outlive your physical being."
- “A desire for personal accomplishment, or overcoming a challenge, the same sort of thing that drives people to join expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest."
What CEO's Are Starting To Do About That "Huge Gap" Obama Mentioned. Companies stated sustainability intentions vs. what they spend on D.C. corporate lobbyists to maintain the status quo are often at odds, according to this piece from Eric Roston at Bloomberg; here's a clip: "...A consultancy based in Stamford, Connecticut, called Framework LLC, in 2011 compared sustainability reports and corporate 10-K disclosures for the 100 top companies chosen annually by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The study found that just eight companies had "a large degree" of overlap between 10-K and sustainability reports: Merck & Co., Campbell Soup Co., Intel Corp., Freeport-McMoran, Weyerhaeuser Co., Newmont Mining Corp, Xcel Energy and Coca-Cola Co. Twenty-eight companies had disclosures that raised "somewhat" similar topics and 60 had minimal overlap. Four didn't intersect at all..."