SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 642 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHEASTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EXTREME NORTHWESTERN RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EXTREME NORTHEASTERN SIBLEY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA... * UNTIL 715 PM CDT * AT 637 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LE CENTER...OR ABOUT 13 MILES EAST OF ST PETER...AND MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... LE CENTER... ST HENRY... KILKENNY... MONTGOMERY... NEW PRAGUE... BELLE PLAINE... JORDAN... MARYSTOWN... CARVER... COLOGNE... CHASKA... SHAKOPEE... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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Thursday was a breath of fresh air and today will be another fine day with blue sky, light winds and no rain (amazing). Showers and T-storms return late tonight into Saturday as the atmosphere tries to warm up again - Sunday should be sunnier, warmer and drier. Summer comes rushing back next week with more 80s, even a few 90s possible by the end of next week. Hermine impacting Florida and the Gulf Coast? Still a definite maybe, but the storm is a sloppy mess; it's unclear if and when conditions will be ripe for strengthening.
So long heat index, at least for a few days. Agreeable air, courtesy of Canada, will be with us for the next few days. Clouds build up this afternoon; Friday should be sunnier with less wind and temperatures more typical of late September. After a close encounter with Saturday showers temperatures mellow Sunday and summer heat returns next week. No, we haven't seen the last 90-degree warmth.
Hard to believe it rained again last night with another fine display of thunder and lightning. At least we were spared severe storms this time around. Winds shifting to the west/northwest dry us out today with cooling temperatures into Friday (the nicest day in sight). You may need a Plan B for Saturday; with any luck we salvage a better day on Sunday. No storms with names - which is more than residents of Florida and the Gulf Coast can say. All eyes are on "Invest 99-L", which may ripen into "Hermine" in the days to come.
We've lost 2 1/2 hours of daylight and about 4 degrees off our average high temperature; the sun now as high in the sky as it was in mid-April. No hot fronts are brewing, but today will feel like July; more 80s likely next week. The arrival of cooler air sets off a few T-storms late tonight, but Thursday there will be no doubt in your mind that the atmosphere is shifting gears. More downpours by Sunday? Well, at least the pattern is consistent...
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