Plant '17 Minnesota Update
The University of Minnesota Extension office has more on what's next for corn and soybeans farmers due to this recent weather. They say that farmers can expect maximum corn yield if they can get the crops in the ground by mid-May.
May 2013 Snowstorm
Shower Chance Today, Then The Doldrums Of May
By D.J. Kayser, filling in for Paul Douglas
The official numbers have come out for April, and - in what should be a surprise to no one – it was a wet and warm month across the region. While we ended the month on a cold note, April became the twentieth month in a row with above average temperatures in the Twin Cities. However, we also saw the twelfth wettest April on record with 4.45” of precipitation falling. This has delayed farmers from getting out into the fields and planting crops this spring.
Fortunately, we are working into a drier pattern over the next several days. After the chance of some afternoon showers and storms today, precipitation chances will be next to zero for the rest of the week into the weekend. Warmer temperatures are also settling back into the region, with highs right around average.
Just remember that it could be worse. Just four years ago, parts of southeast Minnesota were digging out from over a foot of snow that fell over the first few days of May. I’ll certainly take sunny skies and around average temperatures over a May snowstorm any day!
Extended Forecast for Minneapolis
WEDNESDAY: Afternoon rain chance. High 63. Low 45. Chance of precipitation 30%. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: Very isolated PM shower possible. Mix of clouds and sun. High 65. Low 42. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: Fantastic Friday weather! Sunny skies. High 64. Low 44. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
SATURDAY: A few morning clouds, otherwise sunny. High 64. Low 41. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind: NE 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Spring fever continues with blue skies. High 64. Low 44. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind: NE 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Mainly sunny. Highs around average. High 65. Low 45. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: few more clouds dot the sky. High 66. Low 47. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
This Day in Weather History
1905: A 'mixed bag of weather' occurs in Minnesota. Western Minnesota is pelted with hail, while snow falls over the Arrowhead.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Minneapolis
Average High: 66F (Record: 93F set in 1949)
Average Low: 45F (Record: 18F set in 1967)
Average Precipitation: 0.11" (Record: 1.72" set in 1912)
Average Snow: 0.0" (Record: 0.5" set in 2013)
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Sunrise: 5:59 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
*Length Of Day: 14 hours, 22 minutes and 17 seconds
*Daylight Added Since Yesterday: ~2 minutes and 40 seconds
*Next Sunrise At/Before 5:30 AM: May 30th (5:30 AM)
*Next Sunset At/After 8:30 PM: May 11th (8:31 PM)
Minnesota Weather Outlook
National Weather Outlook
Warmth will be building across the West on Wednesday, with highs in the 70s and 80s from Seattle to Los Angeles. A developing low pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the central and southern Plains, along with cooler weather for areas like St. Louis, which will be stuck in the mid 50s for highs. The east coast is expected to see a mix of clouds and sun, with highs ranging from the 60s as far north as Portland to the 80s in Florida.
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- 7.95" - Owensville, IL
- 9.23" - Huntingburg, IN
- 5.54" - La Grange, KY
- 10.00" - Bunkie, LA
- 11.15" - Houston, MO
- 8.50" - Savoy, OK
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- D.J. Kayser