64 F. high on September 21, 2013.
September 21, 1996: A brief cold air funnel touchdown resulted in roof damage in Washington County.
September 21, 1936: Summer-like heat continues with 101 at Ada, Beardsley and Moorhead.
The Problem with Bubbles
It's probably human nature to fall into a nice, predictable rut. We find what works and stick to it: news bubbles that echo what we want to hear, comfortable friendships, work habits that get the job done. We pretend to work, they pretend to pay us.
Maybe it's a late-blooming midlife crisis, but I'm trying to shake things up a little. Take a different route to work, sample foods that scare me, read articles that challenge me, call an old friend that rubbed me the wrong way 10 years ago.
I don't pretend to have the answer key, but I suspect doing the same old thing, expecting a different result, truly is the definition of insanity.
We live in our weather bubbles too, fixating on the sky within a 10 mile radius. With smartphone apps we're at the center of the universe. One size fits all weather is suddenly very 1985.
Finally, a shift in the pattern: a cold trough of low pressure brings rain to California, pushing a bloated ridge of warm high pressure into the Plains. That means a warm bias for Minnesota into early October.
This week looks memorable with a run of 70s. With the exception of a lonely shower Wednesday mellow weather prevails the next 8 days. My kind of bubble.
* image credit above: gulfnews.com.
Photo credit: "Kind-of a big deal in Alabama." Reuters/ RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports.
TODAY: Mild sun, close to perfect. Winds: West 8. High: 71
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and comfortably cool. Low: 50
TUESDAY: Fading sun, still pleasant. Dew point: 50. High: 73
WEDNESDAY: More clouds, stray shower. Wake-up: 57. High: 72
THURSDAY: Lukewarm sun. Distractingly nice. Wake-up: 58. High: 76
FRIDAY: Take a comp day. Hazy blue sky. Wake-up: 59. High: 78
SATURDAY: Sunny, leaves starting to peak up north. Wake-up: 58. High: 79
SUNDAY: Stalled high pressure ridge. Sunny. Wake-up: 57. High: 78
Image credit above: "The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville in 2011 (left) and 2014 (right) in Oroville, California, which is experiencing "exceptional" drought."
Climate Warning to World Leaders: Stick to 2C Limit or Face "Mayhem". The Guardian has the article; here's a clip: "...Scientists say that humans have now poured around 1,950bn tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – by burning fossil fuels – over the last 200 years. If that total reaches 3,670bn tonnes, they add, it will be hard to avoid a 2C rise in global temperatures and that would trigger a host of devastating changes to the climate. These would include major rises in sea levels, the melting of ice-caps, droughts in Africa, America and Asia, storms and ocean acidification. The trouble is that, at present rates of fossil fuel consumption, that 3,670bn-tonne limit will be reached in less than three decades..." (Image credit: NASA).