78 F. average high on August 28.
72 F. high on August 28, 2014.
Trace of rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday.
August 28, 1989: Baseball-sized hail pummels Pequot Lakes.
My Outsourced Memory
My name is Paul. At least that's the name that comes up on my iPhone. I seem to have forgotten key memories; I think I left them back in the 70s. Memorization, problem-solving, even common sense is now optional, so long as you have a shiny smartphone in your pocket.
All I have to do is ask Ms. Siri or Mr. Google! Directions? There's an app for that. My Audible app will even read to me. Because reading is hard! A moment isn't real until I snap a photo or capture video. I'm in a perpetual digital daze.
The 21st century looked so promising. I'm still waiting on my flying car and a robot-butler that looks like Jennifer Anniston. In the meantime I have a powerful supercomputer in my pocket to pass the time. If that goes away I'm in big, big trouble.
Floridians may be suffering from amnesia: no hurricanes in nearly a decade. It now it appears "Erika" will remain a tropical storm, flooding Florida with up to 10 inches of rain next week. The ECMWF model had the right idea weakening the storm yesterday.
The storm that flooded Sioux Falls with 4-8 inches in one hour (!) is drifting away; skies clear today with 85-90F degree heat every single day next week.
Summer's last gasp? With a Super El Nino in the Pacific I expect spurts of sweaty weather into October.
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TODAY: Warm sunshine, hints of smoke in the air. Winds: SE 5-10. High: 81
SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear and mild. Low: 63
SUNDAY: Sunny, bordering on hot. Dew point: 67. High: 87
MONDAY: Steamy sun, stinking hot. Wake-up: 68. High: 90
TUESDAY: Still sticky, isolated T-storm possible. Wake-up: 70. High: 88
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, mostly humid. Dew point: 70. Wake-up: 69. High: 86
THURSDAY: Dog Days of September. Stuffy. Wake-up: 68. High: 88
FRIDAY: Escape to the lake. Feels like July. Wake-up: 70. High: near 90
Animation credit above: "This video describes the causes of sea level rise and how sea level has changed over the last two decades as observed by the Jason series of satellite missions." Credits: NASA/JPL.