A slow-moving storm brings much-needed precipitation

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Here is the weather forecast from Wednesday morning to Monday morning. Weather conditions will become a bit more unstable as the end of the week approaches. Wednesday’s showers and isolated thunderstorms will become more widespread late Thursday through Friday and persist through Saturday.

The extended rainfall outlook for the remainder of the week and coming weekend shows areas of widespread torrential downpours near +1″ or more in the northern half of the state. The southern half of the state could receive decent rains of 0.5″ to 1.0″ as well.

Here is the latest update on the drought in Minnesota. The severe drought has eased slightly from nearly 4% last week to less than 3% this week. Moderate drought has gone from almost 14% to almost 11%.

The weather forecast for Wednesday shows temperatures fairly close together, with highs warming into the upper 70s and lower 80s. There will also be erratic showers and thunderstorms, but they won’t be too prevalent again until later in the week.

The weather forecast for Minneapolis on Wednesday shows temperatures warming to near 80°F in the afternoon with isolated showers and possible storms. The best chance of storms will be even later Thursday through Friday and Saturday.

The hourly forecast for Minneapolis on Wednesday shows temperatures starting in the mid-60s and warming to near 80F in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds are also expected to be fairly light for much of the day, with some isolated showers possible as well.

The extended temperature outlook for Minneapolis shows near-average temperatures through Thursday with cooler-than-average temperatures returning through the weekend and into the weekend. Note that the average top dips into the upper 70s in the last week of the month. Enjoy the heat while you can, it will be gone before we know it.

The extended weather outlook over the next 7 days shows temperatures warming to near 80°F through Thursday and into the 70s on Friday and through the weekend. Showers and sporadic thunderstorms will become more prevalent Thursday evening through Friday and Saturday. Drier and warmer weather returns early next week.

According to the NBM and ECMWF Extended Temperature Outlook, temperatures over the next few days will be near average. The readings will likely bounce around the 70s and 80s during the 2nd half of the month.

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8-14 day temperature forecast shows above-average temperatures in the western and eastern United States, while cooler-than-average temperatures are in place. in the central and southern United States.

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8-14 day precipitation forecast shows drier weather across the Midwest. However, the southern two-thirds of the region appear wetter and more active.

Hard to believe, but the Great Minnesota Sweat Together is only a week away. For Minnesotans, it marks the unofficial end of summer, where you can get anything on a stick until Labor Day. If food on a stick isn’t your thing, try the new Reuben Rolls or Pickle Pizza!

While your mouth is watering, chew this; we’ve lost nearly an hour and 40 minutes of daylight since summer solstice and will lose another hour until labor day. It’s inevitable, winter is coming, just like Game of Thrones told us, but we’ll still have plenty of wonderfully warm and sunny days this summer and fall.

Unfortunately, this will not be the case in the near future. A slow moving storm will increase our chance of rain and rumblings for the rest of the week with the wettest days Thursday through Saturday. If weather models are accurate, backyard rain gauges could approach 1 inch for many state residents by this weekend.

Beachgoers will probably need a plan B, but lawns and gardens will be very happy! So happy that they will wet their plants!

WEDNESDAY: Possible Spotty T-Shower. Winds: SSW 5. Maximum: 80.

WEDNESDAY EVENING: Chance of thunderstorms. Winds: SSW 5. Minimum: 62.

THURSDAY: Increased chance of PM rain and rumbling. Winds: SW 5-10. High: 80.

FRIDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cooler. Winds: S 5. Wake: 63. High: 73.

SATURDAY: Persistent clouds and thunderstorms. Winds: NNE 5-10. Awake: 60. High: 72.

SUNDAY: Gradual release. PM shower isolated. Winds: ENE 5. Wake: 62. High: 74.

MONDAY: Sunnier and slightly warmer. Winds: NE 5. Wake: 58. High: 78.

TUESDAY: A mix of clouds and sun. Shower lost afternoon? Winds: E 5. Wake: 58. High: 77.

August 17

nineteen eighty one: Cool temperatures are being felt across Minnesota. Tower reports a low of 33 degrees.

August 17

High average: 81F (record: 100F established in 1947)

Low average: 63F (Record: 42F established in 1962)

Record rainfall: 1.62″ set in 1905

Record snowfall: none

August 17

Sunrise: 6:17 a.m.

Sunset: 8:16 p.m.

Daylight hours: ~13 hours and 59 minutes

Daylight LOST since yesterday: ~2 minutes and 48 seconds

LOST daylight since Winter Solstice (December 21): ~1 hour and 38 minutes

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Wednesday’s weather forecast shows above average temperatures across the southern and western United States. During this time, people in the central and eastern United States will be cooler than average. By the way, Dallas will likely see its 47th +100F day of the year. Note that last year there were only 8.

Weather conditions through Thursday will continue to be unstable in the desert southwest as widespread monsoon storms continue. Some storms could locally produce heavy rain and flooding. There will also be storms in Gulf Coast states with areas of heavy rain. Later in the week, widespread showers will arrive in the Midwest.

According to the NOAA Weather Prediction Center, areas of heavier precipitation will be found in the desert southwest with more monsoon storms. There will also be areas of heavier rain in the southern United States and Gulf Coast states. Meanwhile, much of the Pacific Northwest will remain dry.

“If you’ve ever stepped out of the shower or come back from a walk with your dog with a clever idea or a solution to a problem you were struggling with, it might not be a coincidence. Rather than attacking yourself constantly at a problem or desperately looking for a flash of inspiration, research from the past 15 years suggests that people are more likely to have creative breakthroughs or epiphanies when performing a habitual task that does not require a lot of thinking – an activity that you’re basically on This allows your mind to wander or engage in spontaneous cognition or “stream-of-consciousness” thinking, which experts say helps bring back unusual memories and generate new ideas. Our cultural narrative tells us that we should do this through hard work,” says Kalina Christoff, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia. ic in Vancouver. “It’s a pretty universal human experience ience.”

See more from National Geographic HERE:

“A new study reveals the emergence of an ‘extreme heat belt’ from Texas to Illinois, where the heat index could reach 125°F on at least one day a year by 2053. The big picture: In just 30 years, climate change will make the lower 48 states a much hotter and more precarious place during the summer. The findings come from a hyperlocal analysis of current and future extreme heat events released by the nonprofit on Monday. First Street Foundation. The new report is unique in examining current and future heat risks down to the property level across the country, and joins similar risk analyzes First Street has ended for flooding and wildfires. As average temperatures increase due to human-made greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels for energy, extreme heat events are expected to increase. This report makes it clear where households will be vulnerable to what would now be considered almost unheard of heat indices, which show how the air feels from the combination of air temperature and relative humidity. “

See more from Axios HERE:

“Heavy monsoon rains have helped ease the southwest’s historic drought, but water officials say the deluge is not enough to reverse a drying trend that has depleted key water sources. Much of the West remains steeped in a 23-year historic “unprecedented drought” caused by climate change, said Jonathan Deason, a professor of environmental engineering at George Washington University. it will take about three years of above-average rainfall to have a substantial recovery,” he said that double his normal amount of rain since June, according to the latest US Drought Watch. Some areas, particularly in New Mexico, have seen drought conditions improve over the summer, going from extremely extreme to just severe or abnormally dry.”

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