84 F. average high on July 20.
87 F. high on July 20, 2014.
July 20, 1951: Tornado hits Minneapolis and Richfield killing five.
July 20, 1909: 10.75 inches of rain fell in 24 hours at Beaulieu in Mahnomen County. This record would stand for over 50 years. Bagley received an estimated 10 inches.
Earth is a heat machine - a steady fire-hose of solar radiation creates the atmospheric and oceanic circulations that sustain life. 2015 is shaping up as the warmest year on record: atmosphere and oceans.
be cancelled, but a Super El Nino (anything warmer than 2F) may trigger floods for California and a milder, drier winter than average for Minnesota.
TODAY: Spectacularly sunny. Winds: NW 10. High: 81
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy. Low: 63
WEDNESDAY: Hazy sun, isolated T-storm possible. High: 83
THURSDAY: Sticky sun, probably puddle-free. Wake-up: 67. High: 87
FRIDAY: Few T-storms likely, some heavy. Wake-up: 70. High: 84
SATURDAY: Hot sun, hit the lakes! Winds: NW 5-10. Wake-up: 71. High: 90
SUNDAY: Sticky sun, T-storms at night. Dew point: 70. Wake-up: 73. High: 92
MONDAY: Steamy sun, few T-storms nearby. Wake-up: 72. High: 89
Image credit above: "This map shows where flooding could occur in Annapolis in a 100-year flood with a 3.7-foot rise in sea level by 2100." (Courtesy Image, HANDOUT).
Devastating home fires, car crashes, and other personal catastrophes are almost always much less likely than 10 percent. And still, people take out insurance to cover against these remote possibilities…. Risks like this on a planetary scale should not -- must not -- be pushed onto society.Yet action to address the risk is complicated because of what Wagner and Weitzman call the Big Four problems: Any one country's effort to prevent climate change alone would be ineffective; political systems struggle to address long-term challenges; by the time humanity decides to act aggressively, it may be too late; and the risks are highly uncertain, which makes them easy to dismiss..."
* Bill Richardson is the former governor of New Mexico, the Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and leader of Voces Verde.