Spectacular Stretch Of Weather Into Next Week
By D.J. Kayser, filling in for Paul Douglas
There is one thing that every person wishes for on a summer weekend: sunny skies and no rain. It’s the type of weather that allows you to get outside without the threat of having to find somewhere to take cover. So far this summer (since June 1st) we have had a total of three full weekends where no rain was reported at the Twin Cities airport. That has included the past two weekends, each of which saw a high in the 90s on Saturday then cooler conditions on Sunday.
Will we be able to make this the fourth weekend this summer without rain? We continue to watch the chance of a few isolated storms tonight into Sunday, mainly off to the north and west of the Twin Cities. However, most locations won’t likely receive any rain through the weekend. A better chance of rain moves in toward the middle of next week.
Highs will remain near average over the next seven days in the low to mid 80s. Just remember that it could be worse. On this date 100 years ago (in 1917), Beardsley hit 115F - the warmest high recorded in Minnesota history.
SUNDAY: Isolated storms north and west. Partly cloudy. High 82. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 3-8 mph.
MONDAY: A touch warmer. Sunny skies. High 85. Low 67. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind S 3-8 mph.
TUESDAY: Sunny start. PM scattered storms. High 85. Low 67. Chance of precipitation 40%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: AM lingering showers. Mainly sunny. High 82. Low 64. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: Continued pleasant weather. High 80. Low 63. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind SE 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: A few passing clouds. Isolated shower potential. High 81. Low 62. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
This Day in Weather History
1917: The hottest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota, 114.5 degrees, occurs at Beardsley.
1849: Severe storms hit the newly constructed post of Ft. Ripley between 3 and 5 AM. W.J. Frazier, Head Surgeon notes: 'Rain and hail with much thunder and lightning and very high winds breaking many trees.'
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Minneapolis
Average High: 83F (Record: 98F set in 1999)
Average Low: 64F (Record: 47F set in 1971)
Average Precipitation: 0.14" (Record: 1.11" set in 1989)
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Sunrise: 5:55 AM
Sunset: 8:42 PM
*Length Of Day: 14 hours, 47 minutes and 21 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~2 minute and 17 seconds
*Next Sunrise At/After 6 PM: August 2nd (6:00 AM)
*Next Sunset At/Before 8:30 PM: August 8th (8:29 PM)
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- D.J. Kayser