September 6, 1922: A heat wave over Minnesota brings highs over 100 to southwest Minnesota. One of the hot spots is New Ulm with 105.
Flash Flood Watch as Weather Pattern Stalls Again
Implications of a warming atmosphere over Minnesota are fairly obvious by now: a longer growing season, milder, more erratic winters, more historic flash floods and a tendency for weather to become "stuck" for extended periods of time, with more blocking patterns in the atmosphere.
One such block is guiding "Hermine" westward, closer to the New Jersey coastline today, roughing up southern New England with tropical storm force conditions.
Ripples of low pressure rippling along a stalled frontal boundary will squeeze out more heavy rain for southern and eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin into Wednesday night. NOAA has issued a Flash Flood Watch for 2-3 inches of additional rain falling on saturated soil. A squishy, lime-green landscape?
More June than September, and we are still very much on track for one of the wettest years on record for many Minnesota towns.
A ration of dry weather Thursday gives way to showers Friday, before a shot of cooler air arrives by Saturday. We'll see 80s the next few weeks. In fact I don't think we've enjoyed the last 90-degree day of 2016 yet, either.
* More details at Mashable.
Aeris Weather Briefings: Issued Monday, September 5th, 2016
* Post-tropical cyclone Hermine will continue to sit off the Mid-Atlantic coast over the next couple days, slowly drifting while interacting with another upper-level low that will nudge the system back to the north and west before finally being pushed out into the Atlantic and dissipating later this week.
* The largest threat from Hermine over the next couple days will continue to be storm surge/coastal flooding with lowland inundation near high tide. Life-threatening surf and rip currents will also occur.
* The heaviest rain will stay offshore, but 1-2” of rain is possible across parts of Massachusetts through Wednesday. The strongest winds will also remain offshore; however, some tropical storm force wind gusts will be possible across parts of Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
High tide both this morning and evening on the New Jersey oceanfront is between 10:30 and 11:30. The storm surge in combination with high tide could lead to some localized road flooding. We will also keep our eye on the potential of more storm surge/coastal flooding heading into tomorrow as Hermine continues to slowly meander back to the west and northwest.
Summary: Hermine will continue to sit off the Mid-Atlantic coast as we head through the next 24-48 hours with 65-70 mph winds before eventually moving over colder waters and weakening. While the system remains offshore, we will continue to see impacts along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with higher waves, storm surge/coastal flooding and beach erosion. Storm surge heights are likely to be between 1-2 feet above astronomical tides, bringing the potential of coastal and localized road flooding. Strong winds are also possible along and near the coast which could bring down some trees.
Meteorologist D.J. Kayser, AerisWeather
The Storm That Wouldn't Go Away. 15 minutes of fame, or is it 15 days of fame? Here's a great image from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Hurricane "Hermine" on September 1.
File image: Super Typhoon Haiyan, shortly before devastating the Philippines on November 8, 2013.
TODAY: Flash Flood Watch. Showers and T-storms likely. Winds: N 5-10. High: 77
TUESDAY NIGHT: Flash Flood Watch. T-storms, locally heavy rain. Low: 66
WEDNESDAY: Flash Flood Watch. More rain, heavy at times. Winds: NE 7-12. High: 75
THURSDAY: Squirts and spurts of mild sunshine. Winds: W 10-15. Wake-up: 62. High: 77
FRIDAY: Early showers, then cooler. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: 60. high: 76
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, comfortable breeze. Feels more like fall. Winds: NW 10-15. Wake-up: 56. High:
SUNDAY: Sunny & warmer. Better lake day. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 57. High: near 80
MONDAY: Sticky sun, PM T-storms rumble in. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 63. High: 81