81 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.
80 F. average high on June 20.
85 F. high on June 20, 2014.
.43" rain fell yesterday morning at KMSP.
3.17" rain so far in June.
2.79" normal June rainfall, to date.
June 20, 1992: Very cold across the north. Temperatures dropped to 26 at Embarass and Hayward, WI. The cold spot was 24 at Brimson.
"Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try” said Homer Simpson. Today, as we celebrate our dads, I want to give a shout-out to my dear friend and father.
I have no one to blame for my meteorology career but him. In high school he left newspaper and magazine clippings about the weather next to my cereal bowl. Before heading off to college he said "Son, you need to go here to get your diploma, but most of what you learn will be through trial and error. Go out there and start making big mistakes."
Thanks Dad. I've taken your advice to heart. That's what an entrepreneur does. Build-measure-learn, to quote Eric Ries in "The Lean Startup". There's no manual. You make it up as you. If you're lucky you have a father who makes the journey a little easier.
Embarrass, Minnesota woke up to frost Friday morning. And today is the summer solstice, the best day of the year to get a sunburn. The sun should be out today with mid-80s. More T-showers bubble up Monday, again Friday, but skies clear by next weekend.
The drought is over, severe weather has been minimal and the heat is almost tolerable. If this keeps up I may even be able to go out in public!
Photo credit above: "Onlookers take in the scene of a car that fell into a huge sinkhole on Skyline Parkway at 9th Avenue East in Duluth after the June 2012 flood. Rainwaters undercut the ground beneath to create the weak spot in the pavement. The car's owners were from Seattle and came to Duluth to run Grandma's Marathon and visit family." (File photo / Bob King).
Image credit above: "Map that shows how temperatures around the globe varied from average during the period from January through May 2015." Credit: NOAA.
Animation credit: Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News.
Don’t stick anything in your ears.
Be anything but an architect.
Live in a nice country rather than a powerful one. Power makes everybody crazy.
Get somebody to teach you to play a musical instrument."
- Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
TODAY: Warm sunshine. Dew point: 59. Winds: West 10. High: 85
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clouds increase, late shower or T-shower. Low: 67
MONDAY: Few showers and T-showers likely. High: 82
TUESDAY: Plenty of sunshine, pleasant with a slight dip in humidity. Wake-up: 63. High: 80
WEDNESDAY: Less sun, stray T-storms pop up. Wake-up: 64. High: 82
THURSDAY: Sunny, just about perfect. Dew point: 58. Wake-up: 63. High: 79
FRIDAY: Another wave of T-storms. Wake-up: 61. High: 76
SATURDAY: More sun, late-day T-shower risk. Wake-up: 58. High: 78
Photo credit above: "In this May 21, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans on Thursday, while many of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely. Boehner, a Catholic who invited the pontiff to address Congress later this year, said the pope is not afraid to challenge thinking on various issues. "I respect his right to speak out on these important issues," Boehner said, but he demurred when asked whether Francis' views, made public in an encyclical released Thursday, might spur legislative action by the Republicans who run Congress." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File).