September 21, 1924: Windstorm with a peak gust of 64 mph in Duluth.
Winter Is Coming - In Theory
"Weather forecast for tonight: dark" said George Carlin's Hippy Dippy Weatherman. He nailed that one. Meteorology 001 teaches the seasons, days of the week, how to recognize all 50 states on a map and which finger to use while pointing at a green screen.
Which is why I'm puzzled this morning. The sun is as high in the sky as it was on March 22. It SHOULD be cooling down; more vigorous puffs of frosty air pushing out of Canada.
But the map, the configuration of the jet stream, resembles something you might see in mid or late August: a string of sticky warm fronts into the first week of October. Once again the pattern is sluggish; "stuck". Temperatures will trend 10-15F warmer than average the next 2 weeks; 70s as a rule, with a few spurts of 80s from time to time.
T-storms will pop up Tuesday into Thursday, but next weekend looks sunny, warm and dry with 80s. You might just want to leave the boat in the water through the first week of October this year. Wow.
ECMWF (European) guidance hints at a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico in 10 days. We're long overdue for a storm.
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Accumulated Rainfall for MSP. Internal Models show a strong likelihood of some 1-2" rains, especially late Tuesday into Wednesday. Watering optional again this week. Source: Aeris Enterprise.
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TUESDAY: Isolated T-shower possible. Winds: NE 8-13. High: 76
WEDNESDAY: Sticky, heavy T-storms likely. Wake-up: 62. High: 75
THURSDAY: Murky sun, stray T-shower. Wake-up: 63. High: 73
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, drying out. Wake-up: 58. High: 75
SATURDAY: Hello August! Warm sun. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 59. High: 80
SUNDAY: Sticky sun, hit the lake. Winds: S 15-25. Wake-up: 62. High: 83
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What Exxon Knew About Climate Change. Here's additional perspective from The New Yorker. The intro: "Wednesday morning, journalists at InsideClimate News, a web site that has won the Pulitzer Price for its reporting on oil spills, published the first installment of a multi-part expose that will be appearing over the next month. The documents they have compiled and the interviews they have conducted with retired employees and officials show that, as early as 1977, Exxon (now ExxonMobile, one of the world's largest oil companies) knew that its main product would heat up the planet disastrously. This did not prevent the company from then spending decades helping to organize the campaigns of disinformation and denial that have slowed - perhaps fatally - the planet's response to global warming...."