1982: 77 mph winds were reported in Anoka County.
All or Nothing
The haves have more, the have-nots have less!
A socialist screed?
No, I'm talking about moisture. Dry areas are getting drier, wet regions are getting even wetter, with rain falling harder & faster. Yesterday over 4 inches of rain soaked Onamia, Minnesota; nearly 5 inches in Price, Wisconsin. Typical for June, but early September? The simple fact: there's more water vapor floating overhead, priming the pump for more intense summer rains, which are now spilling over into meteorological autumn.
While we navigate lush greenery and jungle-like humidity California is beyond parched.In today's blog below: a link to a USA Today article claiming that more of the west has been in persistent drought for the last 15 years than any time since the 1150s and 1160s - about 850 years ago. Crazy extremes.
Canadian exhaust whips up behind yesterday's thundery front, dropping temperatures into the 60s today. Football weather. Winds ease over the weekend under a flawless-blue sky with highs poking into the mid-70s and half as much water in the air than we endured yesterday.
Soak up any lukewarm breezes, maybe take another dip in a favorite lake, because ECMWF (European) data hints at highs in the 50s late next week. Oh boy.
- August precipitation totals were highly variable across Minnesota. Rainfall totals were below historical averages in far northern Minnesota and some central Minnesota counties. Conversely, monthly rainfall totals were well above average in portions of west central, north central Minnesota, and some southeastern Minnesota locations.
- Average monthly temperatures for August in Minnesota were very near historical averages. As was the case throughout the summer, 90-degree temperatures were infrequent during the month of August.
- In spite of the dry July and early August, seasonal precipitation totals since April 1 remain above historical averages nearly everywhere in Minnesota. For large portions of the state, season-to-date precipitation totals rank above the 95th percentile when compared with the historical database for the April-through-August time period.
TODAY: Mix of clouds and sun. Dew point: 46. Winds: NW 10+ High: 68
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clearing and cool. Low: 50
SATURDAY: Sunny, beautiful. Dew point: 45. Winds: NW 8. High: 75
SUNDAY: Sunny, still postcard-worthy. Wake-up: 53. High: 77
MONDAY: More clouds, isolated shower possible south. Wake-up: 55. High: 75
TUESDAY: Some sun, clouds increase. Wake-up: 60. High: 76
WEDNESDAY: Showers, possible T-storms. Wake-up: 58. High: 69
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, risk of sweatshirts. Wake-up: 49. High: 59
"There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed". ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
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