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Warm and unsettled through the weekend

Friday’s Visible Satellite LoopScattered showers and storms that developed across western MN pushed through the rest of the state through the evening. This is wast the visible satellite loop, which showed thunderstorms developing across the state. Fall Color Map…Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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No change. Still hot, sticky and a little thundery through the weekend

Monsoonal SkyThanks to Randy Musil for this beautiful picture out of Surprise, AZ as a few monsoonal showers and storms were present in the evening sky a few nights ago. Great picture! Summer’s last gasp?By Todd Nelson I have to … Continue reading

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Hot, sticky sun ahead. Feels like temps in the low/mid 90s

Rainfall Monday through AM TuesdayScattered thunderstorms moved through the southern Minnesota Tuesday through AM Wednesday with some heavy pockets of rain, especially across the southwest of the Minnesota River Valley. There were also a few heavy pockets in Northwestern Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Sweating into September

 Smokey SunsetsWOW! Thanks to my good friend Stephanie Chanaka Johnson for the picture below. This was taken over the weekend of one of our last (meteorological summer) sunsets of the year. Smoke from western wildfires helped to produce some brilliant … Continue reading

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A Suddenly Sweaty Minnesota State Fair – Odds of Theoretical "Hypercane" Are Very Small

86 F high temperature in the Twin Cities Monday.78 F average high on August 31.85 F high on August 31, 2014. August 31, 1949: Earliest snowfall know for Minnesota. A trace of snow fell at the new Duluth AirportAugust 31, … Continue reading

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More July Than September – "Baked Alaska"

81 F. high temperature in the Twin Cities Sunday.78 F. average high on August 30.77 F. high on August 30, 2014. August 30, 1977: Flooding on the southwest side of the Twin Cities, with the international airport getting 7.28 inches … Continue reading

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Smoky Sunshine – Taste of July Brewing – Rapid Warming of Arctic Presents Military Challenges

74 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.78 F. average high on August 29.80 F. high on August 29, 2014. August 29, 1948: An airliner crashed during a thunderstorm near Winona, killing 37 people on board.August 29, 1863: A devastating … Continue reading

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Heating Up Into Next Week – Erika's Flooding Rains Threaten Florida – Astonishing Rainfall Rates in Sioux Falls

76 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.78 F. average high on August 28.72 F. high on August 28, 2014. Trace of rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday. August 28, 1989: Baseball-sized hail pummels Pequot Lakes. My Outsourced Memory … Continue reading

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Erika Takes Aim at Florida – Sweaty Start to September Here At Home

76 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.79 F. average high on August 27.78 F. high on August 27, 2014. August 27, 1992: A chilly night in Embarrass. The temperature dipped to 28 degrees. Hurricane Headaches 1,260 miles of Florida … Continue reading

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Another Hot Spell Brewing – "Erika" May Threaten Florida by Monday

75 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.79 F. average high on August 26.76 F. high on August 26, 2014. August 26, 1915: Severe cold and killing frosts across Minnesota with 23 degrees at Roseau. Erika Is No Lady Beware … Continue reading

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