74 F. afternoon high yesterday at KMSP.
79 F. average high on August 25.
79 F. high on August 25, 2014.
August 25, 1976: Roy Lake Fire. 2,600 acres burned during drought.
August 25, 1875: Tornado strikes near Hutchinson.
"Paul, don't editorialize about the weather, just give me the forecast!" Good weather is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. What pleases a farmer might irritate a golfer, boater or commuter. It's hard keeping all the people happy all the time.
But I think we can agree that today's postcard-perfect sky and fresh breeze is something to be celebrated. Even your cranky uncle may crack a smile as temperatures plateau in the mid-70s with unlimited visibility and a September-like dew point that will beckon you outside for a 2-hour lunch.
Go for it.
Clouds increase tomorrow; a southerly flow on the backside of today's magical high-pressure bubble will pump moisture north; the NAM model prints out 2-3 inches of rain Friday. Normally I'd be suspicious, but the way this summer is going, with strong hints of June in August, anything goes.
Have a Plan B Friday but Saturday should be sunny and comfortable at the Minnesota State Fair. By Sunday it will feel like August again, with mid-80s.
The Mixed-Up Summer of '15 spills over into September; I still see a few 90-degree days from September 3-8 as the heat wave that's been suffocating the west migrates eastward.
Heavy Rain Event on Friday? NOAA's 12 KM NAM and the higher-resolution 4 KM WRF bring in a swirl of convection late Thursday night into Friday, the northern edge of the heaviest rain bands lining up with the deformation zone, possibly prolonging heavy showers and T-storms into much of Friday. Not sure we'll see 2-3" of rain, but it may be a fairly soggy day. Skies should clear in time for fair activities on Saturday.
7-Day Rainfall Potential. Tropical rains associated with Tropical Storm Erika may approach the southeast coast of the USA within 5-7 days, although there is still a high level of uncertainty about inevitable track and intensity. Friday's rainfall event is forecast to be heaviest over northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, where a few inches of rain can't be ruled out.
Erika's Projected Path. The models are in fairly good, tight alignment taking Erika toward the west-northwest, on a track which should take the storm just north of Puerto Rico and Cuba, possibly threatening the Bahamas as a Category 1 storm within 6-7 days. Stay tuned.
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TODAY: Sunny. Too nice to work. Winds: N 5-10. High: 75
TONIGHT: Clear and cool. Low: 56
THURSDAY: Clouds increase, late thunder? High: 78
FRIDAY: Wettest day in sight. Showers and T-storms, some heavy. Wake-up: 61. High: 72
SATURDAY: More comfortable day of the weekend. Partly sunny, good fair weather. Wake-up: 58. High: 77
SUNDAY: Sunny and warmer. DP: 61. Wake-up: 60. High: 83
MONDAY: Hot and sticky. Feels like August again. Wake-up: 63. High: 85
TUESDAY: Some sun, few T-showers pop up. Wake-up: 64. High: 86