If you have one foot in ice water and the other foot in boiling water, do you feel "average?" Probably not. When meteorologists mention average highs, lows and precipitation, we are referring to a running 30-year timeline of data.
The new 1991-2020 averages are out, and they show much of Minnesota trending wetter, except for drier conditions Up North. Springs are wetter (and often cooler) while warmth extends deeper into the fall, with significantly less snow and lake ice in November.
Summer is coming, but no time soon. A slow-motion spring hangs on the next one to two weeks with lower than average temperatures, daytime highs mostly in the 50s and 60s. A few instability showers pop up later today, but the pattern looks fairly dry and storm-free into next week; too cool for tornadoes. Small comfort, but I'm grasping at straws here! I'm ready to sweat it out too.
USDA says 60% of Minnesota's corn crop is in, two days behind 2020 but 10 days ahead of the 5-year average. Hoping farmers have a very good year.