Despite record “cooler” days, the Twin Cities have had a HOT summer so far. In fact, there have been 14 days with temperatures of 90 F or higher. The hottest day was June 20, when the mercury jumped to 101 F! Keep in mind that we typically see around 13 days with highs in the 90s or warmer. The most dates back to 1988 when the Twin Cities recorded 44 days! Most recently in 2012, the metro had 31 days in the 90s or so.
Since June 1, the average temperature in the Twin Cities is the 8th hottest on record. Note that last summer (until July 24) it was the 4th hottest and 8th driest summer on record.
Here’s how much rain has fallen in the region so far this summer (since June 1). Note that the Twin Cities only saw 2.20″. This is more than -5.50″ below average and is the 4th driest start of any summer on record!
Here is the latest update on the drought in Minnesota. Thanks to generally dry weather in recent weeks, parts of central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, are now experiencing severe to moderate drought conditions.
Here is the weather forecast from Tuesday morning to Monday morning. There doesn’t seem to be a strong chance of rain over the next few days, but there will be some possible showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and again late into the weekend. Other than a few pockets of heavy rain here and there, rain amounts are expected to be fairly light across much of Minnesota over the coming week and weekend.
The potential for precipitation through the weekend shows a greater chance of rain in the northeastern part of the state with counts of 0.50″ to 1.00″ possible. The Twin Cities may be lucky to see a few tenths of an inch of rain over the next few days.
The weather forecast for Tuesday shows temperatures warming into the 70s across the region, with some locations in the Arrowhead only warming into the 60s. Note that these readings are nearly -5F below average for the end of July. There will also be a few showers and thunderstorms throughout the day.
The weather forecast for Minneapolis on Tuesday shows temperatures warming to nearly 80°F with spotty showers and possible storms. It won’t be a complete washout Tuesday with there will be periods of unstable skies.
Hourly temperatures for Minneapolis on Tuesday show temperatures starting in the upper 60s and warming to the upper 70s in the afternoon. Occasional showers will be possible throughout the day with a better chance of a few rumblings later in the afternoon. South to southwest winds will be a little gusty at times with gusts approaching 20 mph in the afternoon.
The extended temperature outlook for Minneapolis shows slightly below average temperatures continuing through the last full week of July. However, the weekend will be warm again with readings approaching 90F again.
The extended weather forecast for the next 7 days shows average or slightly lower temperatures for the rest of the week. However, temperatures climb again to near 90F this weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late into the weekend through early next week.
According to the NBM and ECMWF Extended Temperature Outlook, temperatures will remain “cooler” for the next few days, but will warm back into the 90s by early August.
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, 8-14 day temperature forecasts show above average temperatures east of the Rockies and particularly in the central United States. Get ready for another round of heat!
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8-14 day precipitation forecast shows more active weather in place in the western United States, but dry weather will set in again in the central United States. .
For about half the year Minnesota meteorologists (myself included) slander our good friends up north. “Another bitter CANADIAN COLD FRONT is approaching! It’s lazy. Canada is not responsible for our cold spells. It’s geography. So let’s give credit where credit is due. “A refreshing and comfortable air mass of Canadian heritage is likely this week!” Better.
Consider this intermission. A break in the action. Long range patterns suggest stickier 90 degree days ahead, as early as next week. But temperatures are a few degrees below average this week with nights in the 50s – even a few 40s in the north later this week. Light jackets at the end of July? Well why not.
The leading edge of this low humidity “cool front” will leave our skies choppy, unstable and capable of a few showers and T-thunderstorms later in the day. Not the soaking we need, but at this point any rain helps. 70s for highs later this week, with 80s this weekend.
As we speak, I am writing a note of thanks to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
TUESDAY: A bit of sunshine, thunder in the afternoon. Winds: SW 10-20. High: 78.
TUESDAY EVENING: Chance of showers early. Winds: WNW 5. Minimum: 64.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and pleasant. Winds: W 10-20. High: 79.
THURSDAY: Rather cloudy, cooler. Showers in the north. Winds: NW 10-20. Awake: 61. High: 75.
FRIDAY: Sunny and beautiful. Winds: NW 7-12. Awake: 58. High: 76.
SATURDAY: Sunny and warmer. Winds: SW 7-12. Awake: 60. High: 85.
SUNDAY: Sticky with a stray T-Storm. Winds: S 10-20. Wake: 68. High: 84.
MONDAY: It smells like summer. Heavy and hot. Winds: SW 5-10. Wake: 67. High: 87.
nineteen eighty one: A cool morning is occurring across Northland, with 33 degrees in Roseau and Wannaska.
High average: 83F (record: 100F established in 1894 and 1955)
Low average: 65 F (record: 45 F established in 1962)
Record rainfall: 2.44″ set in 1990
Record snowfall: none
Sunrise: 5:52 a.m.
Sunset: 8:46 p.m.
Daylight hours: ~14 hours and 54 minutes
Daylight LOST since yesterday: ~2 minutes and 9 seconds
LOST daylight since Winter Solstice (December 21): ~43 minutes
1.5 days before the new moon
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Tuesday’s weather forecast shows persistent warm temperatures in the southern United States, with highs reaching 100 again in Dallas. The temperature in the Pacific Northwest will be well above average with possible record highs.
Weather conditions over the next few days show somewhat unsettled weather in the central United States with showers and storms. At times there will be heavy rain accompanied by a few isolated strong to severe thunderstorms.
According to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center, the areas of heaviest precipitation will be from the southwest to the mid-Atlantic states. Some of the rain could lead to localized flooding in the desert southwest as well as along and east of the Mississippi River.
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“Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and the Gulf of Mexico is already warmer than average. Even more ominous is a current of warm tropical water that loops unusually far into the gulf at this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes. It’s called the loop current, and that’s the 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane hazard. When the loop current hits this north so early in hurricane season — especially during what is expected to be a busy season — it can spell disaster for residents of the northern Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida. If you look temperature charts from the Gulf of Mexico, you can easily spot the loop current. It meanders through the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba, into the Gulf of Mexico, then returns through the Florida Strait to southern Florida as the Florida Current, where it becomes the main contributor to the Gulf Stream. .”
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