Showers possible late Sunday
As we head into Sunday, we’ll be watching for the possibility of another batch of precipitation moving across the state – particularly during the afternoon and evening. A few rumbles of thunder cannot be ruled out.
In fact, as you can see from the hour-by-hour forecast above, we should be dry but partly sunny for the first half of the day before those afternoon chances of rain hit the towns. binoculars. Morning temperatures will start in the 50s, climbing to the upper 60s to low 70s for the summits.
Looking across the state, we are once again watching for these chances of rain throughout the day – but especially in the afternoon and evening. Highs will range from the 50s in the north to the 70s in the south of the state.
Cooler than average temperatures continue
We’re stuck in a very pleasant temperature pattern for the next few days – one I won’t complain about! I don’t think your AC unit will complain either! Next week’s highs appear to be in the upper 60s to 70s here in the Twin Cities. Patterns continue to indicate a change with warmer weather as we head into the middle of the month, so enjoy this cooler weather while it lasts.
Wet start to 2022
The start of 2022 has been quite wet across much of the state. In the Twin Cities we are almost an inch above average, but the areas to the north have certainly been wetter than us. International Falls, which is over 9″ above average, had its wettest start to the year at over 4.50″!
Will it get drier?
At least the Climate Prediction Center thinks it will — not necessarily within the next few weeks, but within the next few months. The latest seasonal outlook for July through September shows chance of below normal rainfall over the three-month period across the state, with higher chance in central, southern and northwestern parts of the state. ‘State.
And the potential for drier weather as we head into the second half of summer has caused the National Interagency Fire Center to raise the category to above normal fire potential in the southwestern part of the state. for the month of August. They noted that “Drier than normal conditions expected in the summer could result in potential above normal development in the western middle to upper Mississippi Valley in July and August.“
Several chances of rain after a wet start to 2022
By DJ Kayser, replacing Paul Douglas
After a dry second half of 2021, the first part of 2022 was a different story. Through Friday, MSP collected 11.69″ of rain – the 30th wettest start to the year. In St. Cloud, they observed their 8th wettest start to the year. Meanwhile, International Falls has had 17.08” of liquid, beating the previous wettest start to the year (2013) by over 4.50”! All that liquid in the north has resulted in ongoing historic flooding in the Rainy River Basin.
We will see some sporadic chances of rain over the next week. The first chance comes later in the day, with more potential for rain occurring Tuesday night through Wednesday and again Friday. Highs generally remain below average over the next week in the 60s and 70s.
One thing I’ll be keeping an eye out for in the long run is the threat of drier than average weather for July through September according to the Climate Prediction Center. The National Interagency Fire Center also described parts of southwestern Minnesota as having “above normal” fire potential for August.
DJ Twin Cities Extended Forecast
SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers. Wake 58. High 70. Chance of precipitation 40%. Wind E 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Alternating sun and clouds. Wake 55. High 69. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: Increasing clouds. Rain overnight. Wake 52. High 73. Chance of precipitation 50%. Wind NE 3-8 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Showers with a few rumbles of thunder. Wake 56. High 70. Chance of precipitation 50%. Wind NW 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: A pleasant day in June! Wake 54. High 74. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind NW 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: Unstable with a few thunderstorms. Wake 57. High 71. Chance of precipitation 40%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
SATURDAY: Quiet and sunny. Wake 55. High 73. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
Minneapolis Weather Almanac and Solar Data
*Duration of the day: 15 hours, 27 minutes and 56 seconds
*Daylight WON since yesterday: 1 minute and 9 seconds
* When do we see 15.5 hours of daylight: June 7 (15 hours, 30 minutes, 3 seconds)
*Earliest sunrise? : June 13 – June 17 (5h25)
* Last sunset?: June 20 – July 2 (9:03 p.m.)
This day in weather history
1930: Heavy rain falls in Waseca. 4.3 inches of rain would fall over 24 hours.
1915: This date marks the first of a long series of measurable rainy days at Winton near Ely. Measurable rain would fall every day until the 19th. The total amount of rain during the fortnight was over six inches.
National weather forecast
As potential Tropical Cyclone 1/Tropical Storm Alex moves rapidly away from Florida on Sunday, there will be a chance of showers and storms in parts of the southeast. Chances of rain and storms will exist from the Pacific Northwest to the Plains, with perhaps mixed snow in the Cascades and Northern Rockies.
While South Florida continued to see heavy rain Saturday from this tropical disturbance, we’ll be watching for chances of heavy rainfall through Monday evening from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes.
The Void of the Republicans’ New Climate Strategy
More from Grist: “On Thursday, a group of 17 Republicans did something slightly unusual for conservative representatives in Congress: They presented a climate plan. “Climate plan”, at least, is a way of saying it. The strategy calls for increasing domestic production of all energy sources (including fossil fuels), streamlining the permitting process for new energy projects, increasing liquefied natural gas terminals and accelerating extraction rare earth minerals such as lithium in the United States. It contains no limits on fossil fuel emissions – or other important means of controlling global warming.“
Changing signatures of climate change are reshaping northern species
More from the University of Helsinki: “A new study by researchers at the University of Helsinki taps into Finland’s unique national treasure trove of long-term monitoring data and reveals just how significant the impacts of climate change have been. The researchers collected distribution data for 1,478 species of birds, mammals, butterflies, moths, plants, and freshwater phytoplankton, and analyzed species-specific responses to multiple climate variables. Over the past four decades, the climate has changed dramatically, with rising temperatures and shorter snow cover. Today, conditions in the central part of Finland resemble what they once were in the south, and the north has inherited the climate from the center of the country.“
We can’t adapt our way out of the climate crisis, warns leading scientist
More from The Guardian: “The world cannot adapt to get out of the climate crisis, and relying on adaptation to limit damage is no substitute for urgent greenhouse gas reduction, a leading climate scientist has warned. Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist of the Nature Conservancy in the United States and professor at Texas Tech University, said the world was heading towards unseen dangers in the 10,000 years of human civilization, and that efforts to make the world more resilient were needed but could not on their own. sufficiently mitigate the impact. “People don’t understand the magnitude of what’s going on,” she said. “It will be bigger than anything we have ever seen in the past. It will be unprecedented. Every living thing will be affected.”“
– DJ Kayser