78 F. average high on August 30.
77 F. high on August 30, 2014.
August 30, 1977: Flooding on the southwest side of the Twin Cities, with the international airport getting 7.28 inches of rain in 4 1/2 hours.
August 31: National Trail Mix Day. Go figure.
"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory." In the end that's all we have. The goal is to accumulate great memories, not stuff.
I took my last wistful dip in the lake yesterday under a smoky-blue sky. Saying goodbye to summer is always tough. We spend 8 months plotting and scheming what we're going to cram into our summers, and in a flash it's over. Or is it?
Today marks the last day of "meteorological summer", the 90 warmest days of the year, historically. But don't write summer heat off just yet. MSP has seen upper 90s during early September, so a few days near 90F isn't anything earth-shattering. Unless you're sweating it out at the State Fair.
Highs reach 85-90 from today into Saturday with sauna-like dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Models hint at a lonely thundershower early Thursday; otherwise the next chance of statewide storms will come Sunday, when some of the rain may be heavy. Friday and Saturday will be the best days for the lake. Skies clear Labor Day with a stiff wind and temperatures near 70F as Canadian A/C kicks in.
Football is back, the kids are anxious to return to school (?) as summer stages one last hurrah!
Photo credit: Wikipedia.
File photo above: "Nathaniel Dowl, 18, right, leads his mother Estelle Dowl and sister Cayla Dowl into the waters around the Superdome, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2005, in New Orleans, days after Hurricane Katrina hit the city." (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth)
TODAY: Warm sunshine, sticky. Dew point: 69. Winds: S 15+ High: 86
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and mild. Low: 69
TUESDAY: Partly sunny, feels like July. High: 88
WEDNESDAY: Free sauna continues. Hot sun. Wake-up: 70. High: 90
THURSDAY: Isolated T-shower, then murky sun. Wake-up: 71. High: 87
FRIDAY: Tropical sunshine. Dew point: 72. Wake-up: 71. High: 88
SATURDAY: Best lake day. Hot sunshine. Wake-up: 69. High: 91
SUNDAY: Heavy showers & T-storms. Wake-up: 70. High: 82
LABOR DAY: Damp start, then partial clearing with a stiff wind. Wake-up: 64. High: 71
Photo credit above: "In this March 29, 2006 photo, a skier poses for a photograph on Portage Lake in front of Portage Glacier, about 50 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska. The Portage Glacier, which is a major Alaska tourist destination near Anchorage has retreated so far it no longer can be seen from a multimillion-dollar visitors center built in 1986. President Obama leaves Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and even in the sub-Arctic part of the state, he will see the damage caused by warming, damage that has been evident to scientists for years." (Evan R. Steinhauser/Anchorage Dispatch News via AP, File).