64 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.
72 F. average high on May 24.
80 F. high on May 24, 2015.
.29" rain fell at KMSP yesterday. Eau Claire reported .70" of rain.
May 24, 1925: After seeing a high of 99 degrees two days earlier, the Twin Cities picked up a tenth (.10) of an inch of snow.
May 24, 1908: Tornadoes hit the counties of Martin and Blue Earth. Source: MPX National Weather Service.
Paying Our Respects
Saturday our pontoon wouldn't start, a stiff wind blowing us across the lake. No AAA to save us. A boater puttered over and gave us a tow - a good Samaritan, happy to help. "Lake rules" he laughed, accepting compensation in the form of cold beer.
We love the water - but we've had rotten luck with boats. A 33-footer sank in 2010, another pontoon swept off its lift, drifting for days before the sheriff returned it to our dock.
"Dad, please don't repeat these stories. I'm in the Navy. It's embarrassing" my Naval Academy grad groaned. Sorry son. My life is a cautionary tale.
When you have a child in the military you watch the news very differently. Suddenly Iraq, Iran and the South China Sea are too close for comfort. You flinch when your phone rings late at night.
Take time to thank enlisted, veterans and their families today. Take nothing for granted, especially our freedom.
Showers & T-storms linger into Tuesday; more drought-busting rains. The timing could have been better but we do need this moisture.
The boundary separating steamy from comfortable hovers overhead into next week, sparking more waves of thunderstorms as the drought eases.
Have a terrific Memorial Day.
According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), May 2014 to April 2015 is the joint-warmest 12-month period in 136 years.
Those figures could rise further if the weather phenomenon known as El Nino continues to intensify, as scientists RTCC has spoken to believe it will.
- See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/05/21/el-nino-likely-to-ensure-2015-breaks-warming-records/#sthash.ALmaQ1Uu.dpuf
Photo credit above: "I was out in the Arches National Park to take night pictures, but the clouds moved in. I waited for about two hours in the car and finally the sky cleared and I got this image." Photograph and caption by Manish Mamtani/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
MEMORIAL DAY: A few showers and T-storms likely, damp most of the day. Winds: SW 15. High: 68
MONDAY NIGHT: Showers begin to taper. Low; 57
TUESDAY: Sunny start, PM T-storm possible, especially up north. High: 72
WEDNESDAY: More sun, feels like summer again. Wake-up: 59. High: 80
THURSDAY: Sticky sunshine, a taste of July. Dew point: 62. Wake-up: 62. High: 82
FRIDAY: Showers and T-storms likely. Wake-up: 60. High: 72
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, cooler, less humid. Wake-up: 53. High: 66
SUNDAY: Plenty of sun, quite pleasant. Wake-up: 47. High: near 70