September 24, 2099: The next total solar eclipse will take place over Minnesota. It will be visible in the Twin Cites, depending on the weather.
September 14, 1964: The earliest official measurable snowfall occurs in Minnesota with 0.3 inches at International Falls.
September 14, 1852: Early frost hits Ft. Snelling and ends the growing season.
Frost Advisory Up North But 80s Return Next Week
Hennepin County has a new "mesonet" that reports current weather every MINUTE, August was the warmest in 136 years of modern record keeping according to NASA, and it's a very good idea to keep your seat belt fastened on future flights. Additional warming 6-7 miles above the ground is whipping up more wind shear; abrupt shifts in wind speed and direction - resulting in more clear air turbulence, and more injuries. Details in today's weather blog below (which is still free, after all these years!)
Here's a sign of the times: a Frost Advisory is posted for the Brainerd Lakes. Not much of a shock, considering the sun is as high in the sky as it was in late March. The metro remains frost-free with brilliant sunshine today, before the next sloppy front drags a band of heavy showers into town late Thursday and Friday. A few models print out more than 1 inch of rain, which wouldn't surprise me with the soggy year we're having.
A stray shower may pop Saturday; Sunday still looks like the sunnier, nicer day of the weekend. ECMWF guidance hints at 70s and some 80s next week. Summer isn't nearly over yet.
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are already occuring within the tropical storm warning area. RAINFALL: Julia is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain near the northeast Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coastlines through Friday afternoon. Isolated totals of 10 inches are possible. This rainfall could lead to flash flooding. Flooding may be further compounded with persistent strong onshore flow reducing river and stream discharges. TORNADOES: An isolated tornado or two will be possible tonight through Wednesday morning across parts of northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.
Fasten Your Seat Belt - Turbulence Is On The Rise. I had no idea, but yes, it's probably a good idea to leave your seat belt fastened (all the time). Here's an excerpt at The Guardian: "...Williams said that at heights of around 10 to 12km (6-7 miles), a typical cruising altitude for a modern passenger jet plane, temperature changes caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have the effect of making different layers of airflow move at increased speeds relative to each other. When this unstable airflow produces clear-air turbulence – and there are no visual clues to give a pilot warning of what lies ahead – then the aircraft is thrown about with considerable force. “If the effect is severe, it will overcome the force of gravity and fling people out of their seats. Turbulence of this severity is being encountered by planes thousands of times a year now,” Williams added. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the damage, delays and disruption from turbulence already cost more than $500m (£374m) a year..."
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TODAY: Cool, blue sky. Winds: E 3-8. High: 68
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 52
THURSDAY: Clouds increase, heavy showers late. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 70
FRIDAY: Unsettled, showers, possible T-storms. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: Wake-up: 60. High: 75
SATURDAY: More sun, pop-up shower PM hours. Winds: NW 10-15. Wake-up: 58. High: 70
SUNDAY: Sunnier, milder - a nicer day. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 53. High: 77
MONDAY: Plenty of sun, hints of July. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 62. High: 83
TUESDAY: Lukewarm sun, hard to concentrate. Winds: NW 8-13. Wake-up: 64. High: 80
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A Conservative Republican Tackles Climate Change. Rep. Bob Inglis (a friend and mentor) is fighting a lonely battle, but he is on the right side of science, and history. Here's an excerpt of an interview with Rep. Inglis at The Charlotte Observer: "...We’re essentially calling on conservatives to step forward with free-enterprise solutions to climate. Rather than regulating down the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, we simply have the government put a price on emissions. That price signal would be sensed throughout the economy, with the result that hundreds of millions of consumers would pursue their own self interest. They would be seeking cleaner fuels because it would be in their economic interest to do so. It’s something that conservative economists have talked about for quite a while, the idea of not regulating but attaching all the costs and revealing all the hidden costs of a product so the market can judge that product..."
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