Fairly Comfortable Weather Into Next Week

Here’s a look at the temperature extremes at Minneapolis so far this year. The cold temp was -17F on January 7th and the hottest was on Monday at 101F. That’s a 118F temperature difference, which is quite amazing.

Here’s the weather outlook from 7AM Wednesday to 7AM Monday, which shows fairly quiet conditions in place through midweek. Weather conditions turn a little more unsettled later in the week and weekend ahead with pockets of heavier rain possible.

Here’s the extended rainfall potential through early next week, which shows a few pockets of heavier stuff across parts of eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Here’s a look at the precipitation departure from average so far this June. Note that many locations are dealing with deficits, several of which are -1.00 “to -2.00” or more below average through the first 20 days of the month. Minneapolis is Around -2.25 “below average, which is good enough for the 9th driest start to any June on record.

According to the NWS Twin Cities the topsoil moisture from 0 to 10 cm depth is rapidly being depleted. Thanks to above average precipitation in March and April, we started June. The extreme heat isn’t helping either. Hopefully some cooler and wetter weather will settle in soon.

Minnesota Drought Update

Thanks to above average precipitation so far this year, we have wiped out much of the drought that was in place to start the year. In fact, as of early January, 10% of the state in northern Minnesota was considered in severe drought. Now, only 3% of the state is considered abnormally dry.

So far this June, the Twin Cities is running about + 2.0F above average and good enough for the 29th warmest start to any June on record. We’re also Off -2.00 “below average and the 12th driest start to any June on record.

The weather outlook for Minneapolis on Wednesday shows high temps warming into the mid 80s, which will still be + 5F above average.

The hourly temps for Minneapolis on Wednesday shows temperatures starting in the mid 60s and warming in the mid 80s under mostly sunny skies. West to northwesterly southwest will be breezy at times with gusts near 15mph to 20mph.

The extended temperature outlook for Minneapolis shows temps running above average through the end of the week. We’ll be closer to a little below average by the weekend.

The extended weather outlook over the next 7 days shows warmer than average temps through the end of the week with showers and storms possible later in the week. We’ll be a little closer to average if not even slightly below that by Sunday.

According to the ECMWF & GFS extended temperature outlook, temps will remain above average throughout the end of the week. Readings will be cooler than average as we slide through the end of the month.

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 14 day temperature outlook shows above average temps across much of the nation with the exception of the Great Lakes Region.

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 14 Day precipitation outlook shows drier weather in place across the central US. The Southwestern US could actually see more active weather with increasing precipitation opportunities.

Monday’s heat spike set records; 101F in the Twin Cities was the hottest in over 4 years – the first 100-degree high in June since 2011. Yes, if anyone asks, it was “hot enough”.

Heat is America’s # 1 weather killer, and research suggests it’s not scorching daytime heat, but sultry nighttime lows, that can be lethal overtime. If temperatures don’t cool much below 80F, people can’t get relief at night, and after the third or fourth night of jungle-like heat, health complications spike.

The epicenter of blast-furnace heat will be concentrated south of Minnesota into mid-July, in fact we will experience a nice break from the muggies. I see mostly 80s into the second week of July, with a few 70-degree days next week. Time to catch our breath.

Today will be comfortably stunning with a canopy of blue sky stretched overhead and dew points in the 50s. Showers and T-storms return Friday and Saturday, but a fresh, Canadian breeze treats us to a September-like Sunday with 70s and a fresh breeze. I can live with that.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny with low humidity. Winds: NW 10-15. High: 85.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and quiet. Winds: WNW 5-10. Low: 69.

THURSDAY: Sunny and warmer again. Winds: SW 10-15. High: 92.

FRIDAY: Sticky sun, stray T-storm. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 72. High: 90.

SATURDAY: Cooler, passing shower or T-shower. Winds: NW 10-20. Wake-up: 68. High: 82.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny, windy and cooler. Winds: NW 15-25. Wake-up: 61. High: 78.

MONDAY: Sunny and spectacular. Winds: SW 5-10. Wake-up: 59. High: 80.

TUESDAY: Muggy with a few thundershowers. Winds: SW 8-13. Wake-up: 64. High: 87.

June 22nd

1988: Smoke fills the sky across much of Minnesota due to wild fires during the ’88 drought.

1919: The 2nd deadliest tornado in Minnesota history hits Fergus Falls, killing 59 people. Like the # 1 killer tornado for Minnesota (73 fatalities in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids on 4/14/1886), it hit on a weekend.

1917: Grand Meadow has an intense downpour, and 4.98 inches of rain on this date. Corn crops are badly damaged by heavy rain / flooding.

June 22nd

Average High: 81F (Record: 98F set in 1911)

Average Low: 63F (Record: 42F set in 1960)

Rainfall Record: 2.12 ”set in 1930

Snowfall Record: None

June 22nd

Sunrise: 5:26 am

Sunset: 9:03 pm

Hours of Daylight: ~ 15 hours & 37 minutes

Daylight LOST Zinc yesterday: ~ 3 seconds

Daylight LOST since Winter Solstice (December 21st): ~ 3 seconds

2.2 Days After Last Quarter Moon

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The weather outlook on Tuesday shows well above average temps in the central US with record highs possible in the Great Lakes Region. Meanwhile, showers and storms will be possible in the Southwest with temps running Around -15F to -20F below average in New Mexico.

Here’s the national weather outlook through PM Thursday, which shows unsettled weather returning to the Midwest later in the week. However, the heaviest storms will be found in the Southwest.

According to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center, areas of heavier precipitation will be found across parts of the Southwest, mainly in New Mexico and Colorado. There will also be heavier precipitation in northern Minnesota and in Canada as well as the Northeast and Florida. The West Coast will stay mostly dry.

“A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that we can mitigate the worst of climate change with… space bubbles. huge raft of bubbles, carefully positioned between Earth and the Sun, would deflect sunlight (and thus heat) to stop further global warming. “Geoengineering may be our final and only option. Yet, most geoengineering proposals are earth-bound, which poses tremendous risks to our living ecosystem,” and web page dedicated to the solution reads. “If we deflect 1.8% of solar radiation incident before it hits our planet, we could fully reverse today’s global warming.”

See more from Gizmodo HERE:

“Scientists have discovered that the bears have found the means to survive stretches of about 250 days each year without sea ice. Polar bears, which generally rely on ice for habitat and platforms for hunting seals, are predicted to suffer population declines as the Arctic warms and ice Scientists have discovered that bears in southeast Greenland – which they are proposing to classify as a distinct subpopulation – have been found to have stretches of about 250 days each year without sea ice. days. ”

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“By now, few people question the reality that humans are altering Earth’s climate. The real question is: How quickly can we halt, even reverse, the damage? Part of the answer to this question lies in the concept of ‘committed warming, ‘also known as’ pipeline warming.’ It is caused by greenhouse gases that have already been emitted. In other words, if the clean energy transition happened overnight, how much warming would I still ensue? Earth’s energy budget is out of balance Humans cause global warming when their activities emit greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the lower atmosphere, prevent it from escaping out to space. Before humans begin burning fossil fuels and methane-emitting cattle in every region, Earth’s energy budget was almost in balance. About the same amount of energy was coming in from the Sun as was leaving. “

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