67 F. average high on September 26.
82 F. high on September 26, 2013.
September 26, 1942: The max temperature was 40 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis.
September 26, 1898: Heat wave with 91 degrees at Beardsley and 90 at Moorhead.
"Paul, where is the safest place to retire?" Loaded question, but I'm just foolish enough to take the bait.
With rising sea levels I tell friends desiring Florida waterfront living to buy something 5 blocks inland, and be patient. A recent study suggested the Pacific Northwest might be the best spot, with ample water supplies, something lacking from California to Arizona. Between earthquake risk out west, drought over the Plains and hurricane risk Texas to Long Island, your best bet may be New England to the Upper Midwest, trending wetter and milder in the decades to come - blessed with fresh water too.
Most climate models suggest a wetter, more humid future for Minnesota, with winters that, on average, aren't quite as harsh or bitter. Place your bets.
At the risk of editorializing, a perfect sky lingers into Sunday with a taste of mid-August: 80 degrees, fewer bugs and just a touch of humidity. A hiccup of cooler air sparks a Monday shower; another round of puddles Thursday before cooling off late week. This next Canadian front doesn't look nearly as chilly, in fact 70s return next weekend.
I'm a naive optimist but I suspect next winter will be a pale imitation of last year.
Puddle Potential. The loop above shows accumulated rainfall over the next 60 hours; heavy T-storms from central Florida to south Texas; soaking rains for Seattle with more heavy T-storms over the Rockies. Meanwhile glorious weather is the rule from the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes into New England and the Mid Atlantic region. Loop: NOAA and HAMweather.
Doppler On Your...Watch? Why not. A previous company, Digital Cyclone, was the first to put Doppler radar on a cell phone back in 2001. Now HAMweather/Aeris just launched an app that allows you to display Doppler, satellite imagery, forecasts and advisories/warnings on your app-enable Android watch. Full disclosure: the basic version of Aeris Weather Weather is free to consumers, and was created by developers at Media Logic Group, which I launched back in 2008.
TODAY: Atmospheric high-five. Warm sun.Winds: S 10-15. High: 81
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear - touch of ground fog late. Low: 62
SUNDAY: Plenty of sun, still amazing. High: near 80.
MONDAY: More clouds. Cooler, isolated shower. Wake-up: 59. High: 69
TUESDAY: Fading sun, lukewarm breeze. Wake-up: 51. High: 72
WEDNESDAY: Few showers, stray T-storm. Wake-up: 57. High: 74
THURSDAY: Lingering showers, cooling off. Wake-up: 58. High: 66
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, closer to average. Wake-up: 49. High: 64
Map credit above: Bloomberg Businessweek.
Photo credit above: Tiago Fioreze/Wikipedia.
Image credit: Elena Scotti/The Daily Beast.