72 F. average high on September 16.
68 F. average high on September 16.
.07" rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday.
September 17, 1955: A late-season tornado hits Koochiching County. Most damage was confined to trees.
September 17, 1911: Pipestone is hit with baseball-sized hail that smashes numerous windows at the Calumet Hotel and high school. The local observer measured hail three inches deep. People got their photos taken in automobiles surrounded by the icy white ground.
From Sweat to Sweatshirts in 36 Hours
Worldwide, July was the hottest on record. August will also be the warmest ever recorded. We live in our bubbles, but keeping a global perspective on weather and climate trends is important.
Minnesota's growing season is at least 2 weeks longer now than it was a generation ago. That's not a climate model, that's based on actual observations. Spring arrives earlier, warmth lingers deeper into autumn. Not every year, but with a warm El Nino phase in the Pacific turbocharging the warming already underway I see a mild bias lasting into winter. Famous last words.
One more hint of July warmth today with low 80s and T-storms; a small percentage of which may turn severe. Unusual for late September, but hardly unprecedented. We cool into the 60s Friday and
I'm nervous about Saturday's forecast. Nothing new. NOAA models bring a second wave of rain into Minnesota Friday night and early Saturday but the ECMWF (European) hints at rapid clearing Saturday, with a fairly nice day.
70s return next week, maybe 80s the last weekend of September? An extra month of summer this year.
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AP File photo credit: "Wildfires and drought have been widespread across the western US this northern summer."
- 67,200 acres burned
- 30% contained
- 13,000 people displaced
- 9,000 structures threatened
- 585 homes destroyed
- 2,639 fire workers
- 4 injured firefighters
- 1 confirmed death
- 71,780 acres burned
- 40% contained
- 10,000 people displaced
- 6,400 structures threatened
- 233 homes, 175 outbuildings destroyed
- 4,961 fire workers
- 6,000 homes evacuated
Photo credit above: "Muslim Pilgrims walk past the site of a crane collapse that killed over a hundred Friday at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Saudi Arabia has in part blamed the construction giant Saudi Binladin Group for the collapse last week of a crane at Mecca that killed more than 100 people and injured over 350 ahead of the hajj." (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Image credit above: "Professional athletes like members of the New York Giants are the inspiration for the latest (counterintuitive) high-fashion trend: wearing socks with sandals." Photo: Stu Woo/The Wall Street Journal.
TODAY: Humid with T-storms, some may turn severe. Winds: SW 10-20. High: 82
THURSDAY NIGHT: Lingering T-storms, especially eastern MN and Wisconsin. Low: 56
FRIDAY: More showers late, cooler. Winds: N 8-13. High: 66
FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers likely. Low: 54
SATURDAY: Damp start, then clearing skies. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 69
SUNDAY: Lot's of sun, milder. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 53. High: 74
MONDAY: Warm sunshine. Wake-up: 57. High: 77
TUESDAY: Partly sunny, still very nice. Wake-up: 60. High: 78
WEDNESDAY: Isolated T-shower possible. Wake-up: 59. High: 75
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