79 F. average high on August 25.
96 F. on August 25, 2013. Remember, we endured six 90-degree days during the fair last year.
August 25, 1915: Severe cold and killing frosts across Minnesota with 23 degrees at Roseau.
What happened to 8 to 5? Most of us are connected to The Matrix 'round the clock - late night e-mails - weekend conference calls. Vacation? What's that? With any luck Heaven doesn't have Wi-Fi.
A second opinion is a good idea and friends and family often reach out to me for guidance. Here's how my weekend went: 1). My wife glaring at me during a foggy, drizzly air show in Duluth. 2). My dear friend, Heidi, texting me from Brainerd. "No TV, Tornado Warnings issued! Should I take cover?" Yes, we should all take cover, 24 hours a day. 3). Pulling over to the side of the road and checking Doppler on my phone to see if St. Cloud would see a tornado (it went north, touching down near Gilman).
I wish Mother Nature would take some time off. That should happen, at least close to home - as the latest push of drier, cooler air of Canadian ancestry arrives, dropping our dew points into the 40s by midweek.
The next surge of warmth sparks showers and a few heavy T-storms into town late Wednesday into Friday. The sun peeks out next weekend. A storm may flare up on Labor Day (don't look surprised) but highs near 80F should cooperate with most outdoor plans.
Uh oh, another holiday. Time to sleep with one eye open.
* Screen grab above courtesy of WJON.com and dean681 via YouTube. The Brainerd Dispatch has more details here.
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3. You do not use only 10% of your brain. You use 100%.
4. You can’t see the Great Wall of China from space. (For a start, it’s the same colour as the surrounding landscape.)
5. Twinkies do not last forever. Their shelf life is about a month and half..."
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- Evacuation zones where they live, work, or go to school;
- Helps people plan evacuation routes; and
- Maps important locations, buildings, and landmarks nearby..."
TUESDAY: Cool sun, pleasant. Dew point: 48. Winds: NW 10. High: 74
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and comfortable. Low: 59
WEDNESDAY: Fading sun, late night T-storms. High: 76
THURSDAY: Stormy & wet southern MN and MSP metro. Sunshine north. Wake-up: 57. High: 71
FRIDAY: Damp start, then gradual clearing. Wake-up: 58. High: 78
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, PM thunder up north. Wake-up: 60. High: near 80
SUNDAY: Driest day? Hazy sun. Dew point: 65. Wake-up: 63. High: 81
LABOR DAY: Unsettled, few T-storms likely. Wake-up: 65. High: 79
Photo credit above: Daniel Bovitz.