Todd's StarTribune Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
FRIDAY: Wet start, slow PM clearing - brightening up and drying out as the day goes on. High: 59
FRIDAY NIGHT: A little more clearing. Low: 45
SATURDAY: Warm sun. Wow! Winds: S 10-20. High: 75
SUNDAY: Sunny, breezy, almost hot. No April Fool's joke. Winds: S 15. High: 80 (!) Low: 56
MONDAY: Showery rains, turning colder. Winds gust to 30 mph. High: 60. Low: 43
TUESDAY: Mix of clouds and sun, still windy. High: 55. Low: 37 (overnight frost possible)
Possible frosty start. More sun, not as chilly with less wind. High:
58. Low: 42
THURSDAY: More sun and warmer. High: 60. Low: 42
How about this time lapse from Alaska of some of the recent aurora.
Roll-Lenticular From the Swiss Alps
I love social networking sites. I made a new friend on Thursday who snapped this amazing shot from Sion Valais Switzerland. Thanks Olivier!! You can see Olivier Staiger's video HERE:
Closer to Home
Thanks to a good friend of mine, Thomas Major, for this picture in Delano along the Crow River. I'll be attempting to float down the Crow for a 23 mile canoe ride on Sunday... hoping for the best!
News Team Assemble!
Ron Burgundy (Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy) announced on Conan that after 8 long years, there will be an Anchorman sequel!
Thanks to my wife, Sheena Nelson, for this picture of a Thursday Sunrise.
Real Time Wind
I was literally BLOWN away by this graphic from: http://hint.fm/wind/index.html
It shows real time winds across the nation and shows some neat weather features!
Showers and thunderstorms will be ongoing through the middle part of the country, some could be strong to severe across the Ohio River Valley and heavy rain and snow continues in the Pacific Northwest.
Severe Weather Threat Friday
This is the severe weather outlook for Friday, which shows the best potential of strong to severe storms across parts of the Ohio River Valley. Hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible late Friday.
5 Day Precipitation Forecast
Crazy precipitation amounts continue to show up out west. Flood watches and warnings have been issued for spots that could see up to 12" of liquid through the upcoming weekend.
Pacific Northwest Watches & Warnings
Heavy rain up to 12" possible and several feet of mountain snow will be possible through the weekend.
Wet West Coast
Here are some of the latest rainfall numbers from around the region thanks to the
Warm Weekend Forecast
It'll be another very mild weekend with temperatures well above average... no April fool's joke!
Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check me out on Twitter @TNelsonWNTV
-Meteorologist Todd Nelson-
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Storms rumble across the state Tuesday, and a few may turn severe. Dew points in the mid-70s will make it feel like mid-90s by late afternoon. Dew points drop into the 50s tomorrow, taking the edge off the heat. Highs reach 85 to 90F the next 5 days before a stronger puff of Canadian air arrives next week. Hottest days behind us? Probably. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Sunday was a remarkable day: bright sun, reasonable humidity levels, no wild storms, no running and screaming - I could temporarily disconnect the Doppler. Today looks dry but a round of storms may rumble overhead early Tuesday as dew points surge into the 70s. No extended Dog Days - some Canadian relief is likely by midweek.
It's July. It gets hot in July on a fairly consistent basis. Highs near 90 and a noteworthy heat index probably shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. The next 3-4 days will be uncomfortable but I do see a dip in dew point the latter half of the week. A closer look at the 7-Day, weather-related disaster declarations, and how weather radar was discovered - quite by accident.
After a thundery start Friday mellowed into a pretty nice day - beastly humid, but the biggest PM storms flared up to our east. We should enjoy a dry Saturday, an isolated thunder risk late Sunday, again Monday, but many of us will go 3 days without checking the Doppler. Some would call this the Dog Days; by early next week it will feel like 95-100F. Not exactly Dallas-hot or Atlanta-humid, but the next few days will be some of the warmest of the summer.
The strongest T-storms should track off north of MSP this morning, maybe brushing the metro, but a better chance of atmospheric rocking and rolling from Brainerd to Mille Lacs to Duluth. We dry out a bit tomorrow with more 80s; the latest NAM model run prints out nearly 3" of rain from T-storms Sunday. I'm skeptical - let's see if this is a fluke or a real trend.