It was a busy August weekend across the Upper Midwest. We had a lot of rain and storms, some of which turned very heavy and downpours in the area. Not to mention some of the heaviest rain fell south and east of the two cities with 2″ to 3″ combined. Saturday night was also busy with several reports of wind damage around the metro.
The first half of the month was hot and dry, but things have been a little cooler and wetter of late. During the first 27 days of August, temperatures are running slightly above average and rain is also on the way. After Sunday night’s rain, it looks like we’ll end the month of August in the sun.
Here are the 15th driest summers on MSP. Note that this summer (since June 1) has been the ninth, last year was the 15th driest. If MSP does not see additional rain throughout August, this will be the ninth driest summer.
Here is the weather forecast from AM Monday to PM Sunday. After a brisk week of weather in the Upper Midwest, conditions will improve next week. Temperature and humidity will be better with more sun. Have fun!
Here are the latest updates on Minnesota’s drought. Before last week’s rain, extreme drought was less than 2%, while mild drought was about 10%. The good news is that we’re going to get some rain over the weekend, so we may see some more next week.
Monday’s weather forecast shows the weather approaching very soon with highs in the 70s and 80s across the country. There may be a few t-showers in the north, but people across the southern half of the country will be dry.
The weather forecast for Minneapolis on Monday shows temperatures up to 80F with plenty of sunshine. Be aware that winds will shift to the west, which will help bring some light dew to the area.
It was a sticky weekend with dew hanging in the tropical region (in the 70s). Due to WNW winds over the next few days, dew and humidity will continue to drop significantly.
The hourly forecast for Minneapolis on Monday shows temperatures starting in the mid-60s and warming to around 80F in the afternoon. Sunny skies are expected with a gusty west wind, at times around 25 to 30 mph.
The temperature watch for Minneapolis shows temperatures running at or slightly above mid-week. It will be a little warmer by the end of the week and back into the low/mid 80s.
The forecast for the next 7 days shows temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s through most of the week. Next week looks to be hot and humid
According to the NBM & ECMWF heat index, the forecast will be warm to about average for the next few weeks. Reading will warm in the low 80s this weekend and into the weekend.
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8- to 14-day forecast shows warm temperatures returning to much of the country, especially in the Western US. Meanwhile, colder than average temperatures are found in the Southern US.
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, an 8- to 14-day rainy season indicates warm weather in the northern part of the country, while warm weather remains in the southern US.
According to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, there are several areas of concern in the Atlantic Basin. One of the currents in the Central Atlantic has a high potential to produce heat in the next 5 days, so we need to monitor this in the coming days.
“You cannot escape tomorrow’s responsibility by shirking today’s,” said Abraham Lincoln. My condolences to everyone who was affected by the flood on Saturday night. People were trapped in knee-deep water at the Government Exhibition, many could not find shelter in time.
We make plans and Mother Nature often messes up. I have an idea: Doppler In Your Pocket. If you have a cell phone you can download many free weather apps that come with radar. Check it out every time. Red ears approaching? Time to find a safe place to get out of. It all depends on situational awareness. Don’t rely on anyone else to guarantee your safety. My wife thinks I’m crazy looking at the Doppler on my phone, but I’m dry.
A sunny week is on tap with daytime highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s; several degrees above average. The odds of 90 degree temperatures by the end of the week have diminished. Warm enough.
ECMWF is forecasting a hurricane near the Bahamas during the week. I believe the models are wrong.
MONDAY: Sunny, strong wind. Wind: W 15-25. Height: 80.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and quiet. Wind: WNW 5-15. Bottom: 60.
TUESDAY: Sunny and relaxed. Wind: NW 10-20. above: 79.
WEDNESDAY: Blue skies, very pleasant. Wind: NW 8-13. Rise: 62. High: 81.
FRIDAY: Sunny and warm. Wind: S 8-13. Rise: 59. High: 84.
FRIDAY: Sunny, T-storm in the north. Wind: S 10-20. Rise: 67. High: 87.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny, a little cold. Wind: NE 7-12. Rise: 60. High: 80.
SUNDAY: Warm, calm clouds. Wind: E 7-12. Rise: 63. High: 79.
1948: A plane crashes in a tornado near Winona, killing 37 people on board.
1863: Devastating snow hits much of Minnesota, killing vines and destroying corn.
Average High: 79F (Record: 96F set in 1969)
Average Low: 61F (Record: 45F set in 1911 & 1946)
Rainfall Record: 2.05″ set in 1964
Type Snow: None
Sunrise: 6:31 am
Daylight Hours: ~ 13 hours & 26 minutes
Noon LOST since yesterday: ~ 2 minutes & 58 seconds
Daylight END from Winter Solstice (December 21st): ~ 2 hours & 8 minutes
2.9 days from New Moon
Monday’s weather outlook shows mostly cloudy or overcast conditions across most of the country. A few places in California and southern Texas will be colder than average.
Weather through Tuesday will be in effect across parts of the country, especially in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Monday. Some of the storms that push east along the cold front could become very strong with gusty winds and snow as the main threat.
According to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center, the wettest areas will be found in the southern part of the country with several inches of rain. There will also be pockets of heavy rain in the Central US across the Northeast. Meanwhile, the western half of the country looks set to be very dry next week.
“This new image, captured in the sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile near the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory, shows bright red streaks in the sky known as red sprites. Red sprites are intense lights that can be found above storms. clouds, which are often caused by visible lightning between the thundercloud and the ground. of the mysterious red lights in the sky, which are often dismissed by experts.”
“Exposure to sunny, hot and humid weather can cause severe symptoms of mental illness, which require emergency care. Therefore, reports a recent study, led by researchers from the University of Albany, who used data on New York State weather and emergency visits of the hospital to see. The study was the first to examine the impact of different climate factors on all categories of mental health problems reported by the World Health Organization. Lead author Xinlei Deng, who completed her Ph.D in May in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UAlbany, said, “We know that the weather affects the mind. But while a warm, sunny day can cheer some up, others can be easily irritated or irritable. For people with mental health issues, several seasonal changes can cause symptoms that can be detrimental to health. “
“How plant sweat can be a valuable tool in helping us predict wildfires. That’s the end of a recent article. learning published in Global Ecology and Biogeography from researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The temperature of plants can tell us a lot about their health and the health of the environment in which they live. In good weather, plants draw water into their roots and release it into the air through small pores in their leaves. evapotranspiration. But when plants have problems—especially when the weather is hotter and drier than usual—they retain more water, which increases the temperature.”