78 F. average high on June 11.
67 F. high on June 11, 2015.
June 12, 1917: The ice pack finally breaks up on Lake Superior near Duluth, one of the latest ever 'ice out' dates on record.
More Red Blobs on Doppler: Soggy into Thursday
"Live life for the moment, because everything else is uncertain" wrote Louis Tomlinson. I don't want to sleepwalk through the rest of my life.
One of these days I'll enjoy a sunset, without feeling the need to photograph it.
One of these days I'll stop checking e-mail in a fishing boat.
One of these days I'll forget to pack my laptop and smartphone before leaving on a trip.
The extended outlook calls for a radical digital-disconnect.
Our ration of quiet sunshine is history now; the approach of a sloppy frontal boundary sparks showers and T-storms today. A few storms may become severe over central and western Minnesota. More pulsating red blobs on Doppler.
Friday's swamp-like heat lurks just to our south this week; a wave of showers and storms bubbling up along the northern edge of this sloppy boundary results in significant rain Tuesday and Wednesday, over an inch possible.
I think I have the timing down: weekday puddles should give way to sunny 80s next weekend; even a shot at 90F a week from today.
Maybe I'll ignore all my technological distractions.
One of these days.
June 7th 37F at Kabetogama and Littlefork
June 8th: 28F at Crane Lake; 29F at Hibbing and Orr; 30F at International Falls and Babbitt; and 37F at Sandstone.
Actually frosts this time of year are not all that unusual in northern Minnesota counties, with a 10 to 20 percent historical frequency during the 2nd week of June..."
Warmest June Temperature on Record for Greenland. Details via The Capital Weather Gang.
Image credit: NOAA.
* The new paper referenced in the previous story is here.
Image credit: "A light pollution map of North America shows that nearly the entire eastern U.S. is artificially brightened at night." (Photo: Fabio Falchi)
Air Pollution Now Major Contributor to Stroke, Global Study Finds. Here's a summary of new findings reported at The Guardian: "Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide. In an unprecedented survey of global risk factors for stroke, air pollution in the form of fine particulate matter ranked seventh in terms of its impact on healthy lifespan, while household air pollution from burning solid fuels ranked eighth..."
The World's Population is Very Slowly Backing Away from the Dangerous Coasts. Although growth and development continues to accelerate, new research suggests the growth in population is slowly spreading away from the coasts, as highlighted at Co.Exist: "...As of 2010, they found that about 1.9 billion people, or 27% of the world’s population, lived on the 9% of the planet’s land that is near the coast (defined as less than 100 kilometers from the shore at lower than 100 meters elevation). Seventeen out of 30 of the world’s largest cities are in this area, too. These population estimates come out slightly higher than previous research done in the 1990s, so the authors believe there is even more human pressure on coastal areas than we realize..." (Photo credit: May S. Young, Flickr).
TODAY: Sticky, few showers and T-storms. Winds: SE 10-20. High: 82
SUNDAY NIGHT: Muggy with showers and storms, locally heavy rain. Low: 67
MONDAY: Clouds and showers linger. Winds: NW 8-13. High: 81
TUESDAY: More showers and T-storms move in. Winds: E 10-15. Wake-up: 64. High: 76
WEDNESDAY: Showers and storms slowly taper. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: 62. High: 72
THURSDAY: Partly sunny, drying out. Winds: NE 10-15. Wake-up: 58. High: 75
FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer. Winds: SE 5-10. Wake-up: 57. High: 82
SATURDAY: Sticky sun, feels like summer again! Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 62. High: 85
Photo credit: " Credit Associated Press.
Photo credit: "A boy fishes in the Seine river during floods, in Paris, Sunday, June 5, 2016." Image: Thibault Camus/AP.
Map credit: "Map of mean rainfall (in mm) for the 3-day period from May 29 – 31, 2016 over France. b) Map shows 1-day maximum precipitation total (in mm) from Jan. to June 5th, 2016 over Germany." Source: NOAA/NCEP/CPC.
* More perspective on severe weather attribution in a warming atmosphere from The New York Times.