Beach-Worthy, Pool-Compatible. I'm liking what I see from CPC, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center - forecasting a warm bulls eye right over Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for not only the next 6-10 days, but looking out 2 weeks. Map courtesy of Ham Weather.
- Minneapolis recorded its second wettest May on record with 9.34" of rainfall. The record is 10.33" set in 1906.
- St. Cloud recorded its second wettest May on record with 8.76" of rainfall. The May record is 9.68" set in 1912.
- The NWS Forecast office in Chanhassen recorded an impressive 11.23" of rainfall in May."
Saturday Severe Risk. According to SPC, the Storm Prediction Center, parts of the southern Plains will experience a few storms with hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes later today. The cool front that sparked a few tornadoes from Pennsylvania into Maryland Friday is now sweeping all that rough weather out to sea.
Pipestone with 11.06 inches
Windom with 10.83 inches
Lamberton with 9.87 inches
Hawley 6.72 inches
Floodwood 9.14 inches"
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Mother Nature needs medication. Lately our weather has zigged and zagged between some pretty crazy extremes. Winter snowfall in the Twin Cities goes from 86" one winter to 22" the next. Over 60% of Minnesota was in a moderate or severe drought a month ago. Now some rivers are overflowing their banks; a summer's worth of rain soaked many Minnesota towns in May.
A moderate drought lingers up in he Red River Valley - and it may expand in the coming weeks. I don't see any significant rain (or severe weather episodes) through the second weekend of June. I know, a meteorological miracle.
Good news for grad parties, June brides and anyone hoping to fish, canoe, or loiter by the pool. A siren-free spell of weather? Sounds good.
Patchy clouds arrive today but it should stay dry. A T-shower is possible Sunday, but major storms and sloppy fronts will detour south and west of Minnesota into next week.
No scorching heat in sight; comfortable 70s today, highs hitting 80 Sunday - probably the better day at the lake.
A quiet June? Makes sense. We had May in March. June is the wettest, most severe month of the year. Kind of sounds like last month. Confused? Join the club.
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Is the basic premise of global warming even logical?
What on Earth has previously addressed the soundness of global warming's underlying formula. Greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect occur naturally in our environment. Earth would be too cold for our survival without them, and their existence has been proven by "centuries of science, laws of physics and direct observation." A simple experiment can demonstrate CO2's heat-trapping properties, as you'll see at the 48-second mark of this Bill Nye video. Or you can see the principle proven in Mythbusters' "Young Scientists Special."
Photo credit above: "ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva has testified on Capitol Hill about the "potential long-term risks associated with climate change," but his company has flip-flopped on the issue for years." (AP)
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