73 F. average high on September 14.
73 F. high on September 14, 2013.
September 14, 1939: The high for Minneapolis was 98 degrees Fahrenheit.
September 14, 1916: St. Paul's earliest snow ever.
The most boring city in America to be a meteorologist? Probably San Diego, which has the distinction of having America's best climate. "Forecasting the marine layer and what time fog will burn off is my biggest daily challenge" a friend who works in TV out there volunteered. That, and what SPF sunscreen to apply, I guess.
But according to CoreLogic, California is the 4th riskiest state in the USA, behind Florida, Rhode Island & Louisiana. They factored all natural disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes & earthquakes.
For the record: Minnesota came in 40 out of 49 states in overall risk. The safest state? Michigan. I'm feeling better about the cold fronts to come.
A reinforcing cool front sparks a morning shower or sprinkle; skies clear this afternoon as winds begin to ease. A dry sky lingers into Friday, when a warm frontal passage may spark a few T-showers (and complaints about the dew point).
Expect 70s next weekend with less humidity - I wouldn't be surprised to see 80F warmth Friday, again a few days next week.
Nature rarely moves in a straight line. Saturday's premature frost was a jolt to the system, but don't pack away the shorts & t-shirts just yet.
TODAY: Early showers (southern MN), then slow clearing. Winds: NW 10+ High: 61
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear skies, cooling off. Low: 43
TUESDAY: Plenty of lukewarm sun. Dew point: 43. High: 69
WEDNESDAY: Blue sky, balmy. Wake-up: 49. High: 71
THURSDAY: More wind - clouds increase. Wake-up: 51. High: 73
FRIDAY: Sticky, passing T-storm. Dew point: 67. Wake-up: 57. High: 78
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, less humid. DP: 56. Wake-up: 63. High: 77
SUNDAY: Sunny & spectacular. Light winds. Wake-up: 57. High: 72
Too Much Carbon, Not Enough Time. Here's a clip from an Op-Ed at The Baltimore Sun: "...The latest numbers are a reminder that it's time to stop listening to the climate change deniers and accept that rising levels of greenhouse gases are a serious, man-made threat that must be addressed for the sake of humanity. The cost of delaying action to stem climate change is high — potentially four percentage points in gross domestic product worldwide by 2030, according to a UN report issued earlier this year. That's not alarmist, it's a matter of being prudent. Considering the other positive effects of embracing renewable energy, conservation and other remedies from cleaner air and water to new jobs in the "green energy" economy, the U.S. should be moving farther and faster. According to the WMO, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are now 142 percent higher than they were before the Industrial Revolution while methane is up more than 250 percent. There's just so much abuse a planet can take before the consequences are disastrous and potentially irreversible."