83 F. average high on August 2.
87 F. high on August 2, 2014.
August 3, 1896: Violent hailstorm destroys two thirds of the crops in Swift County.
"...General Mills is committed to doing our part to tackle climate change and we fully support the effective implentation of the Clean Power Plan", said Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills. "In particular, we applaud the efforts off our home state of Minnesota for the progress its energy officials are making in building a plan that will work cost-effectively for the families, farmers, municipalities and the business community alike..."
Today's official launch of the Clean Power Plan represents the biggest action the USA (or any nation) has ever undertaken; the rough emissions equivalent of taking 150 million cars off the road. It goes beyond addressing climate change; it goes to the health of our children today.
"One in four kids has asthma, autism, ADHD or allergies - linked to how we use fossil fuels and petrochemicals" said Reverend Mitch Hescox, CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. Full disclosure: I'm on their Board of Directors.
A record 365 companies and investor groups have announced support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan, including General Mills and Aveda. They believe we can find clean, carbon-free ways to power up the economy and keep people working.
There are viable, cost-effective alternatives to "drill baby drill". We didn't leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones. We exited the Stone Age because we found a better way forward.
Welcome to September. A remarkably persistent northwest wind flow aloft ushers in a taste of mid-September this week with a streak of 70s. The heatwave gripping much of America will remain well south of Minnesota.
We may see a little smoke from western wildfires but Heat Index won't get much traction here for at least the next 2 weeks.
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TODAY: Blue sky and a stiff wind. Winds: NW 10-20+ High: 79
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and comfortably cool. Low: 59
TUESDAY: Sunny, less wind. Dew point: 52. High: 77
WEDNESDAY: Fading sun, still comfortable. Wake-up: 58. High: near 80
THURSDAY: Unsettled, passing T-shower possible. Wake-up: 60. High: 76
FRIDAY: Heavy showers & T-storms around. Wake-up: 59. High: 75
SATURDAY: More sun, a fine lukewarm day. Wake-up: 60. High: 80
SUNDAY: Sunny start, PM T-storm risk. Wake-up: 62. High: 81