74 F. average high on June 1.
72 F. high on June 1, 2014.
Warmest May since 2012 in the Twin Cities.
June 1, 1993: St. Cloud reported its latest ever freezing temperature.
June 1, 1897: Cold night in Tower. The temperature drops to 18.
Living With Risk
We live on a spinning chunk of rock, ice and air. Earth is still a work in progress - forces of nature inevitable - natural disasters a fact of life. But there are steps you can take to lower the risk of becoming an accidental statistic.
Wearing a seat belt is at the top of the list. Avoiding fault lines (quakes) and densely forested areas (fire) can help your odds, along with weather apps that notify you of storm warnings for your home. A $30 NOAA Weather Radio is still the cheapest life insurance available.
New Mexico and northern New England has the distinction of the fewest natural disasters; Minnesota is nippy during the winter (really Paul?) but we don't have to stress about tsunamis, volcanoes or hurricanes. Since 2005 Minnesota has experienced about a third as many billion dollar weather disasters as Texas.
If the Summer Solstice is less than 3 weeks away why is my furnace still kicking in? Good question. I see an active northerly branch of the jet stream, pulling Canadian air south into mid- June. More free A/C with 70s the rule for daytime highs. No stinking hot weather in sight just yet.
Next weekend looks a little more lake-worthy, but watch for T-storms Saturday night into Sunday.
Photo credit above: "In this May 30, 2015 file aerial photo, the Colorado River flows out of it's banks, in Wharton, Texas. Parts of Texas were finally beginning to rebuild on Sunday from weeks of rain and flooding that have made the state a place of extremes: severe drought conditions earlier in the year that have given way to unprecedented rainfall in some areas." (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Photo credit above: "Tourists, swimming in a pool overlooking the Ramon Crater at hotel Beresheet, in Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert in Israel, April 30, 2015. With its part-Mediterranean, part-desert climate, Israel had suffered from water shortages for decades, but a national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided Israel with enough water for all its needs." (Uriel Sinai/The New York Times)
TODAY: Partly sunny, stiff breeze. Winds: SE 15+ High: 75
TUESDAY NIGHT: More clouds, a few T-showers far western Minnesota. Low: 59
WEDNESDAY: Few T-storms, up to 1" of rain possible. High: 74
THURSDAY: Intervals of sun, isolated T-storm. Wake-up: 63. High: 77
FRIDAY: More sun, drier statewide. Wake-up: 60. high: 72
SATURDAY: Fading sun, drier day of weekend. Wake-up: 58. High: 74
SUNDAY: Unsettled, scattered T-showers. Wake-up: 60. High: 77
MONDAY: Drying out. Warm sunshine. Wake-up: 62. High: 81
Graphic credit above: n.