75 F. average high on June 4.
81 F. high on June 4, 2014.
June 5, 1930: Cloudburst at Waseca. 4.3 inches of rain fell over 24 hours.
June 5, 1915: This day marked the first of a long stretch of days of measurable rain at Winton near Ely. Some measurable rain fell on each day until 19th. The total amount of rain for the fifteen days was over six inches. Source: Twin Cities National Weather Service.
Bud Kraehling was a force of nature, a kind and generous man who loved the weather - but he didn't define himself as a weatherman. He was so much more.
He offered me sage advice when I took a job at WCCO-TV, which I'll never forget. "Don't get caught up with the bells and whistles, Dopplers and whiz-bang effects. Tell a story. Minnesotans love a good story and they know their weather. Don't talk down to them. Assume they know more than you do" he said with a wink and a smile. He was right.
Hurricane Bud (a Category 5 if there ever was one) didn't take himself too seriously. He was, without question, the real deal, the Dean of Minnesota Weathermen. He will be missed.
Thursday's soggy swirl: stratus, fog and showers gives way to more sunshine today, with dry weather lingering into the first half of Saturday. The next ill-timed front drags heavy showers and T-storms across the state during the PM hours Saturday; a few models are printing out some 1-2 inch amounts up north. Yes, the drought is pretty much over.
A pool of chilly air aloft sparks a few popcorn instability showers Sunday afternoon, but the first half of next week looks dry and warm as temperature mellow into the 80s. Yes, very soon you'll be able to whine about heat and humidity. 90 degrees Tuesday afternoon? Bring on a little summer heat!
* Frame-grab above courtesy of Tom Oszman at TC Media Now, which has an extensive video library of Bud Kraehling in action over the years.
June 3 Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies above courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
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TODAY: Partly sunny and dry. Winds: East 10-15. High: 73
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Low: 58
SATURDAY: Sunny start, PM T-storms, especially up north. Winds: S 10-15. High: 74
SATURDAY NIGHT: Showers and T-storms likely, locally heavy rain. Low: 61
SUNDAY: Some sun, PM thunder up north. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 77
MONDAY: Warm sunshine, puddle-free. Wake-up: 63. High: 83
TUESDAY: Hot sun, stray T-storm late? Wake-up: 64. High: near 90
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, turning cooler. Wake-up: 66. High: near 80
THURSDAY: Showers & T-storms, mainly south. Wake-up: 62. High: 79