NUMEROUS ROOFS RIPPED OFF BETWEEN LAKE ELYSIAN AND LAKE FANCIS. PUBLIC REPORT OF POSSIBLE TORNADO
POWER OUTAGE IN MAPLE GROVE NEAR OSSEO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
...ANOTHER RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT TWIN CITIES INTERNATIONAL... A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES WAS OBSERVED TODAY AT THE MINNEAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS EASILY SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 72 DEGREES SET ON THIS DATE IN 1910....ANOTHER RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED AT ST CLOUD MINNESOTA... A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES WAS OBSERVED THIS AFTERNOON AT THE ST CLOUD AIRPORT. THIS EASILY RETIRED THE OLD RECORD OF 71 DEGREES SET ON THIS DATE IN 1910.
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Wednesday was a fine day, no argument about that. A weak frontal passage whipped up a few showers overnight; winds blow from the northeast today, cooling us off a little with some sun by afternoon. The forecast isn't great Friday into Monday, but I'm trying not to whine out loud, not with a likely hurricane brewing for Texas in the coming days. Here comes Harvey.
Tuesday was a sight for sore eyes. If only the blue sky would last. Unusually cool air leaking out of Canada will spark more clouds and showers than usual for late August with temperatures running cooler than average. Careful about complaining too loudly - with a possible hurricane forecast to spin up for Texas and Louisiana by the weekend. It can always be worse.
I almost drowned trying to take in yesterday's eclipse. As I suspected, Mother Nature was not in a cooperative mood, with a sloppy line of showers and T-showers entering the metro area just as the moon was passing in front of the sun. Oh well, better luck in 2023 or 2024. Skies clear today with a dip in humidity - a rare spell of dry weather into Friday. The weekend? Why showers, of course!
Your eclipse viewing Monday may be hampered by a few clouds across the region, but the chances of rain here in the Twin Cities should mainly hold off until the evening hours. After we get past Monday, however, the rest of the work week looks nice weatherwise! Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
Latest weather models are a tad more optimistic about the weather on Monday. The best chance of seeing the (so-called) eclipse will come over central & northern Minnesota. Clouds and showers may overspread southern counties by afternoon. Fingers crossed. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson