76 F. average high on June 5.
78 F. high on June 5, 2014.
.49" forecast rainfall this weekend at MSP (most of that falls tonight).
June 6, 1864: Light frost reported in St. Paul as chilly air mass moved over the state.
"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend" said Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher who lived over 2,300 years ago. Some things are timeless; immortal. Like the mutual attraction of weekends and puddles.
The drought is history for all but 12 percent of far northern Minnesota. May was the warmest since 2012 with frequent rains; the cycle favoring showers on the weekends, which is bumming a lot of people out.
12 weekends of summer, each one sacrosanct, and over-scheduled. But then again an old friend set me straight about weather patterns and our place in the universe. "Nature doesn't owe us any favors. We're all just along for the ride."
If the planets align and the sun shines on the Edina Art Fair or Grand 'Ol Days in St. Paul consider yourself extra-blessed.
A sloppy front drags showers across the state today with some half inch amounts. Have a Plan B (indoors) but nothing severe is expected.
Winds shift to the northwest Sunday; the nicer, warmer, sunnier day of the weekend with a few instability storms sprouting up north by late afternoon. 80s return next week with a shot at 90F Tuesday before cooling down a bit. Ready for a hot front?
Careful what you wish for.
June 3 Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies above courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Photo credit above: "Krista Visinski, seen wearing here in Edmonton on May 30, 2015, is determined to be a mermaid even if the city won't let her don her tail in public pools." (Jason Franson/Canadian Press).
TODAY: Clouds increase. Showers, possible thunder. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 71
SATURDAY NIGHT: More showers, grumble of thunder. Low: 63
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, a nicer day. PM instability T-shower up north. Winds: NW 10. High: near 80
MONDAY: Sunny, almost hot. Dew point: 60. Wake-up: 64. High: 85
TUESDAY: So this is what summer feels like. Hot sunshine. Wake-up: 67. High: 89
WEDNESDAY: Drop in humidity. Isolated T-storm. Wake-up: 68. High: 82
THURSDAY: Showers & T-storms likely, some heavy. Wake-up: 63. High: 75
FRIDAY: Storms far south, sunshine north. Wake-up: 59. High: 73
Photo credit above: "Coal production at a mine in Barentsburg, Svalbard". | EPA.