71 F. average high on September 14.
81 F. high on September 14, 2015.
Where else on Earth can you experience 98 degrees and flurries on the same day?
September 15, 1939: Minneapolis experiences a daily record high of 98.
September 15, 1916: St. Paul receives their earliest recorded snowfall.
In Search of Weather Perfection? Good Luck.
You should see the e-mails I get: "Sunday was one of those glorious Minnesota days. My wife asked me, what location has weather like Sunday for the longest period? We are packing & calling Max Zinn to sell our condo. We will determine our destination upon your reply." Sincerely, Judd Anderson.
Judd, I'm a little partial to North Korea, but Delta doesn't fly there yet, so let's move on to other options.
Southern California and Arizona come to mind for consistent sunshine & warmth, but between traffic, water shortages and brush fires I'd seriously consider New Mexico. Santa Fe might work.
Maui is a weather-dream but all tropical destinations are prone to hurricanes, which make Minnesota winters look tolerable.
Frost was reported early Wednesday from the Brainerd Lakes to the Arrowhead. A surge of rain arrives tonight and early Friday - a stray instability shower Saturday gives way to warm sunshine Sunday. 70s and 80s return next week; ECMWF guidance hinting at more heavy T-storms late next week.
Hey Judd, I still like Florida, but I wouldn't dream of buying a home on or near the water.
Photo credit: Flickr. "Water engulfs a home in a neighborhood in Minot, N.D., June 23. As many as 10,000 residents, about one-fourth of the city's population, have evacuated as the fast-rising Souris River inundates thousands of homes and businesses. The deluge from the Souris River is expected to exceed that of the city's historical 1969 flood, making this the region's worst flooding in four decades." 3rd Combat Camera Squadron. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson.
Fasten Your Seat Belt - Turbulence Is On The Rise. I had no idea, but yes, it's probably a good idea to leave your seat belt fastened (all the time). Here's an excerpt at The Guardian: "...Williams said that at heights of around 10 to 12km (6-7 miles), a typical cruising altitude for a modern passenger jet plane, temperature changes caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have the effect of making different layers of airflow move at increased speeds relative to each other. When this unstable airflow produces clear-air turbulence – and there are no visual clues to give a pilot warning of what lies ahead – then the aircraft is thrown about with considerable force. “If the effect is severe, it will overcome the force of gravity and fling people out of their seats. Turbulence of this severity is being encountered by planes thousands of times a year now,” Williams added. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the damage, delays and disruption from turbulence already cost more than $500m (£374m) a year..."
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Image credit: "Base reflectivity (left) and Differential reflectivity (right) radar images of Hermine at 10:38 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1. The red shaded area on the image to the right shows the birds swirling inside Hermine's eye just before landfall."
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TODAY: Dry start with early sun, then increasing clouds, late PM rain. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 73
THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, heavy at times. Low: 63
FRIDAY: Humid with peeks of sun, stray T-shower risk. Winds: S 10-15. High: 77
SATURDAY: More sun, isolated PM shower possible. Winds: NW 10-15. Wake-up: 59. High: 72
SUNDAY: Breezy with warm sunshine. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 55. High: 79
MONDAY: Some sun, passing T-storm. Winds: S 8-13. Wake-up: 62. High: near 80
TUESDAY: Sunny, warm and pleasant. Winds: S 10-20. Wake-up: 61. High: 83
WEDNESDAY: Touch of July, late-day thunder? Winds: SW 10-20. Wake-up: 64. High: 85
Image credit: "Specialist Marquise Bessellieu of the SC National Guard checks on residents along flooded Long Avenue in Conway, South Carolina, Oct. 5, 2015." REUTERS/Randall Hill.
* More perspective from The Center for Climate & Security.
Image credit: "For most of the year, the Northwest Passage is impassible but in this image taken on 9 Aug 2016 a path of open water can be traced along most of the distance from the Amundsen Gulf to Baffin Bay." Photograph: VIIRS/Suomi NPP/NASA.
Image credit: "The Indian city of Bengaluru, in Karnataka state, is under curfew after violent protests broke out in the area over the sharing of river water with neighboring Tamil Nadu state." (Reuters).
Image credit: Jesse Allen—NASA Earth Observatory images. "