69 F. average high on May 14.
57 F. high temperature on May 14, 2015.
May 15, 1998: Damaging tornadoes impact Minnesota. One tornado hits a flea market in Albany, killing one person and injuring 30 others. 102 homes are severely damaged in the northern Twin Cities due to another tornado.
May 15, 1969: Torrential rain occurs in Synnes Township, dumping 8 inches of rain in three hours.
Saved By a Breeze - May Mellows This Week
Well that was fun, as refreshingly unexpected as a cold slap across the face. Yesterday may have been the coldest Minnesota Fishing Opener since 2004. Freezing temperatures were reported across central and western counties - a coating of snow delighted anglers over the Minnesota Arrowhead.
Once again we're waking up to frosty temperatures, mainly north of the MSP metro. The same gusty wind that carved out whitecaps on area lakes yesterday kept the low layers of the atmosphere stirred up. That, coupled with the urban heat island, prevented widespread frost damage in the immediate Twin Cites.
The last few days were a vivid reminder that the march into summer rarely goes in a straight line, but lukewarm days are coming. A stray instability shower sprouts Monday afternoon; otherwise dry weather is the rule this week with highs in the 60s - 70s by late week. Mother Nature may restore your faith in May next weekend with mid-70s under a sunny, lake-worthy sky.
A sticky warm front may shove heavy T-storms into town in 8 days; enjoy the quiet spell and a well-deserved warm front.
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TODAY: Sunny and milder after a frosty start in some outlying suburbs. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 61
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and cool. Low: 47
MONDAY: Clouds increase, PM shower. Winds: NW 7-12. High: 63
TUESDAY: Bright sun returns, light winds. Winds: NE 7-12. Wake-up: 44. High: 64
WEDNESDAY: Sunny and spectacular. Winds: S 5-10. Wake-up: 49. High: 69
THURSDAY: Blue sky, mild breeze returns. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 51. High: 72
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, lukewarm. Winds: S 8-13. Wake-up: 54. High: 73
SATURDAY: Plenty of sun, cabin-worthy. Winds: SE 8-13. Wake-up: 56. High: 75
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Freddie Mac Economist Warns of Housing Crisis Caused Sea Level Rise. New-Times Broward Palm Beach has the story; here's a link and excerpt: "...In an April "Insight" report by Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored home loan agency, its chief economist warned of sea levels and flooding reaching a point where properties becomes uninsurable and unmarketable, causing homeowners to begin defaulting on their mortgages. This would instigate another housing crisis—except this time, it'd be unlikely that housing prices ever recover. Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac said in a statement: “In the housing crisis, a significant share of borrowers continued to make their mortgage payments even though the values of their homes were less than the balances of their mortgages. It is less likely that borrowers will continue to make mortgage payments if their homes are literally underwater. As a result, lenders, servicers and mortgage insurers are likely to suffer large losses…"
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