77 F. average high on June 9.
70 F. high on June 9, 2014.
June 9, 2002: Extensive flash flood began across northwest Minnesota. 14.55 inches would fall over the next 48 hours near Lake of the Woods. Floodwaters covered the city of Roseau. The Roseau River looked like a large lake from a satellite view.
June 9, 1913: Strange mirage in Duluth. Ships appeared to be floating in the air over Lake Superior.
"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf". How much of life is talent, timing or luck? Great question. The most important attribute isn't heritage, upbringing or even education.
Questioning everything, wondering (out loud) how to make things better, faster, stronger, cheaper. I sure don't have the answer key - but one thing Americans do better than anyone else: we tinker, experiment and fail. Unlike other countries there's no stigma for failure. We fail forward, until we succeed. Ask any entrepreneur. If you're not failing it means you're not really trying.
To be a synoptic meteorologist is to embrace failure. Because you can't learn how to predict the weather out of a textbook. It's trial and error. And error - and error. You learn from your mistakes, in public, without a safety net.
Expect a slightly cooler breeze today with generous sunshine and a dip in humidity levels; the next round of showers and T-storms arrives Thursday. Some 1-3 inch rainfall amounts may soak far southern Minnesota; flash flooding can't be ruled out from the Twin Cities to the Iowa border.
Skies should clear Friday midday and afternoon - mild sunshine on tap for Saturday's big Minnesota Military Family Tribute Dedication Ceremony at the State Capitol in St. Paul.
- U.S. temperature average was 0.6 degrees F. above average and near the median value in the 121 year record.
- 11th warmest spring on record for the contiguous U.S.
- Wettest May on record and the wettest month of any in the 121-years of record keeping.
TODAY: Sunny, a bit less humid. Dew point: 55. Winds: NW 10. High: near 80
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and more comfortable. Low: 62
THURSDAY: Showers & T-storms, heaviest southern Minnesota. High: near 70
FRIDAY: Damp start, then rapid clearing. Wake-up: 59. High: 76
SATURDAY: Fading sun, dry most of the day. T-storms at night. Wake-up: 58. High: 77
SUNDAY: Rain tapers, slow PM clearing. Wake-up: 61. High: 80
MONDAY: Sticky, intervals of sun. Dew point: 64. Wake-up: 65. High: 83
TUESDAY: Next round of showers, T-storms. Wake-up: 63. High: 77
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