77 F. average high on September 3.
78 F. high on September 3, 2013.
.13" rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday.
September 3 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX National Weather Service:
1992: Early morning storms resulted in 3/4 to 1 3/4 inch hail in Hennepin, Dakota, Rice and Goodhue Counties.
1941: A late batch of tornadoes hit Minneapolis, New Brighton, and White Bear Lake, killing six people.
1925: The third consecutive day of 95 degrees or above in the Minneapolis area.
"Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity" wrote Sean O'Casey.
The weather keeps vibrating and morphing across the planet; a perpetual dance of moisture, wind & heat. The world out my window appears flat, but scientists insist the Earth is, in fact, spherical. Differential heating warms the equator, a glancing blow of sunlight over northern latitudes brewing up chilly airmasses that flow south, spinning up stormy gyres: spiral galaxies of moisture that we try to track and predict days in advance.
The humbling truth: weather may appear similar - but it's never identical. No two weather maps are ever alike. "Paul, can't you just see what's in Montana today and move it over Minnesota tomorrow?" Insert face-palm here. Short answer. No.
Dew points surge into the 70s today; a spike of heat & humidity capable of more T-storms. A few may turn severe north and east of the Twin Cities Friday will feel like fall but temperatures mellow into the 70s for a beautiful weekend.
The sun's slipping lower in the southern sky; longer nights sparking an early chill over Canada. Time to dig a sweatshirt out of cold storage. The atmosphere is shifting gears.
Dramatic Photos of California's History Drought. The Atlantic has some amazing and sobering before and after photos that instantly capture the gravity of the current drought impacting much of the west; here's an excerpt: "According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the state of California currently falls in the "Extreme Drought" category. The years-long dry spell has tapped groundwater reserves and left reservoirs at record lows. Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville are both down to 30% of full capacity, exposing steep shorelines that were formerly under hundreds of feet of water. Marinas are crowding into ever-smaller coves as the water recedes, and ramps and roads no longer reach the shoreline. Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan traveled to a number of these reservoirs last month and captured dramatic images, evidence of the severity of the water crisis in California.."
Photo credit above: "Church’s Market Corner in Oak Bluffs (now the site of Our Market) as Hurricane Carol nears its height on August 31, 1954."
TODAY: Sticky; strong/severe storms possible. Dew point: 73. High: 88
THURSDAY NIGHT: Evening thunder, then breezy and cooler. Low: 58
FRIDAY: Touch of fall. Much cooler. Dew point: 47. High: 67
SATURDAY: Spectacularly sunny. Dew point: 46. Wake-up: 52. High: 73
SUNDAY: Just about perfect. Bright sun - low humidity. Wake-up: 54. High: 75
MONDAY: Showers, possible T-storms. Wake-up: 57. High: 73
TUESDAY: Partly sunny, turning warmer. Wake-up: 60. High: 77
WEDNESDAY: Few showers, cooler wind kicks in. Wake-up: 55. High: 65