77 F. average high on June 9.
92 F. high on June 9, 2015.
.54" rain fell at KMSP yesterday.
June 10, 1926: An intense downpour falls on Mahoning. 3.05 inches fell in 45 minutes.
Heat Index Surges into the Danger Zone
Every year we hear tragic, heartbreaking stories of kids succumbing to extreme heat, after being locked inside vehicles. We all know how hot the inside of a car can get. An outside temperature of only 80F can heat up the inside of vehicle to 109F after only 20 minutes. Resist the temptation to leave kids (or pets) inside a car, even if you think it's "only for a few minutes". Don't tempt fate.
Today's forecast challenge is how hot it's actually going to get. All this moisture in the air will fuel convection: scattered T-storms which may (temporarily) cool the environment later today. But models suggest 100 degree (air temperature) near Granite Falls by late afternoon. Low 90s in the Twin Cities with a dew point of 72F will create a heat index near 100F by late afternoon. It may feel gasp-worth out there later on.
More storms form tonight along the leading edge of a dying cool front, capable of providing a little Saturday relief from the muggies up north. But low 90s are expected again Saturday; more numerous storms Sunday may keep us a few degrees cooler.
Highs in the 70s next week will feel like a cheap vacation.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.
Europe to America: Your Love of Air Conditioning is Stupid. Here's an excerpt from The Washington Post: "...Overall, it's safe to say that Europe thinks America's love of air-conditioning is actually quite daft. Europeans have wondered about this particular U.S. addiction for a while now: Back in 1992, Cambridge University Prof. Gwyn Prins called America's love of air-conditioning the country's "most pervasive and least-noticed epidemic," according to the Economist. And according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it's getting worse: American demand for air-conditioning has only increased over the past decades...."
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TODAY: Steamy with hot sunshine, watch for late-day storms. Heat Index near 100 by late afternoon. Winds: S 8-13. High: 93
FRIDAY NIGHT: Tropical, a few T-storms in the area. Low: 72
SATURDAY: Hot sun, a bit less humid. Winds: NE 5-10. High: 91
SUNDAY: Mix of sun and clouds. Feels like upper 90s. Late T-storms. Winds: S 7-12. Wake-up: 68. High: near 90
MONDAY: Early showers, then partial clearing. Winds: NE 7-12. Wake-up: 70. High: 82
TUESDAY: Partly sunny with comfortable, quiet weather. Winds: E 7-12. Wake-up: 61. High: 79
WEDNESDAY: Showers develop, storms possible. Winds: E 10-15. Wake-up: 60. High: 76
THURSDAY: Showers taper, quickly drying out. Winds: NE 10-15. Wake-up: 62. High: 77
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Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-climate-affect-farmers-bottom-line.html#jCp
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Is Your House Causing Global Warming? Seeker.com has an interesting post; here's an excerpt: "...In today's DNews special, Trace Dominguez considers the matter of air conditioners and other home appliances, in regard to energy usage. Reducing energy waste in the home is a fast and simple way to increase efficiency, save money, and -- while you're at it -- confront the single most lethal crisis our species has ever faced. What's not to like? Let's start with a little quick math -- don't worry, it only stings for a second: According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average annual energy consumption for a residential home is 15,497 kilowatt-hours (kWh). About one third of U.S. homes still use coal to generate those kilowatts. It takes 1.04 pounds of coal to generate one kilowatt-hour, which also generates 2.13 pounds of carbon dioxide..." (File image: Midwest Energy News).