69 F. afternoon high temperature yesterday.
73 F. average high on September 12.
56 F. high on September 12, 2014.
September 12, 1982: Two tornadoes touched down in Benton County. The F2 tornado caused $250,000 worth of damaged and the F0 caused $25,000.
September 12, 1931: The fifth consecutive day of 90 degrees or above in the Minneapolis area.
September 12, 1923: Snow pays an early visit to northern Minnesota. Some cities that saw flurries and sleet were Roseau and Virginia.
September 12, 1903: 4.96 inches of rain fell in the Minneapolis area.
September 12, 1869: A hail storm between 1 and 3 am broke windows and caused considerable damage to late vegetables at Madelia in Watonwan County.
My sincere thanks to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting for inducting me into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame last night. I'm honored, but trying to keep a little perspective.
"You're never as bad as your critics say you are - or as good as your fans think you are. Live a life of perpetual humility" my father warned me a long time ago. Good advice.
My Navy son had an interesting observation. "That's great Dad! Next stop: wax museum." It's nice how kids have a way of pulling you back down to Earth.
I have no regrets; it was a great ride at KARE-11 and WCCO-TV. Today I'm working without a (TV) net on a weather technology and media production company. As media goes from a speech to a conversation my team is trying to reinvent the way consumers and companies receive personalized, actionable weather updates. Now we're all walking around with shiny supercomputers in our pockets and purses.
This changes everything
Clear Lake, Minnesota woke up to 28F Saturday morning. Any frosty memories will be quickly erased by a stiff south wind, luring the mercury into the 80s this week. A growl of thunder is possible by Wednesday; skies clear and temperatures cool off by next weekend.
With a Super El Nino in the Pacific I see a mild bias the next 8 months. Winter is coming, but probably not a harsh, pioneer winter.
Photo credit above: Ronn and Market Murray.
Image credit above: "Sea surface temperature anomalies along the equator, showing telltale stripe of above average ocean waters, a hallmark of El Nino." Image: Earth Simulator
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Image credit above: Jacksonian/Flickr.
TODAY: Lukewarm sun, pleasant. Winds: S 10-15. High: 76
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and pleasant. Low: 59
MONDAY: Warm sun, very nice. High: 81
TUESDAY: Sunny, hints of July. Wake-up: 63. High: 84
WEDNESDAY: Sticky sun, stray T-storm possible. Wake-up: 64. High: 85
THURSDAY: Murky sun, T-storms, especially up north. Wake-up: 65. High: 82
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, less humid. Wake-up: 60. High: 75
SATURDAY: Sunny, no complaints. Wake-up: 53. High: 73
Image credit: American Meteorological Society.