By Paul Douglas
Local landscaping guru Mike Henslin asked me a thoughtful question: "Do wet summers increase the odds of a wet winter?" I sure hope not. And I have not seen a scientific link between soggy summers and snowfall amounts the following winter.
TUESDAY: Patchy clouds, stray PM shower. High 78. Low 63. Chance of rain 30%. Wind S 3-8 mph.
WEDNESDAY: T-storms, locally heavy rain. High 80. Low 61. Chance of rain 70%. Wind S 10-15 mph.
THURSDAY: Showers taper, gradual clearing. High 70. Low 58. Chance of rain 30%. Wind NE 8-13 mph.
FRIDAY: Dry start, more T-storms arrive late. High 73. Low 59. Chance of rain 60%. Wind E 10-15 mph.
SATURDAY: Sticky with T-storms, some heavy. High 76. Low 57. Chance of rain 70%. Wind SE 10-20 mph.
SUNDAY: Front stalls, more heavy T-storms. High 69. Low 55. Chance of rain 80%. Wind W 10-15 mph.
1980: Golfball to baseball sized hail hits St. Paul. One company has 75 to 95 percent of the glass in their greenhouses smashed.
Average Low: 51F (Record: 33F set in 1991)
Average Precipitation: 0.09" (Record: 2.98" set in 1907)
Sunset: 7:15 PM
*Length Of Day: 12 hours, 18 minutes and 3 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~3 minutes and 6 seconds
*Next Sunrise That Is At/After 7 AM: September 21st (7:00 am)
*Next Sunset That Is Before 7 PM: September 28th (6:58 pm)
Highs will be a touch cooler Monday across the state behind a cold front, with mid 70s expected in the Twin Cities. Parts of northern Minnesota will be unlikely to get out of the 60s for highs once again.