Possible isolated storm Saturday – Heat builds up for Sunday and Monday


Sunny Saturday – still in the 80s

Weather Loop: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

As we head into Saturday we will be watching for the potential for a batch of showers and storms working east/southeast across the state. The best chance of storms will be mostly north of the Twin Cities, however, if we saw rain in the Metro it would be in the midday/afternoon hours.

The highest odds for this isolated downpour or storm here on the subway would be during the midday/afternoon hours, but again there might be a slightly better chance of seeing a few drops of rain as you head to northern Minnesota. Saturday morning temperatures will start in the low 60s, climbing to the low 80s for highs under mostly sunny skies.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for this isolated storm chance in central and northern Minnesota on Saturday, rolling east/southeast throughout the day. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies with a mix of sun and cloud are expected. While most areas will climb into the 70s and 80s, we’ll be watching for the potential for a few 90s in southwestern Minnesota. Meanwhile, a Lake Superior breeze will keep temperatures in the 50s and 60s along the North Shore.


Hot for Father’s Day Sunday

A sunny and scorching Father’s Day is ahead on Sunday in the Twin Cities, with afternoon highs for outdoor activities peaking in the mid-90s with heat index values ​​approaching 100F.


Heatstroke Sunday and Monday

We continue to watch a push of hot air move across much of the state as we head into Father’s Day Sunday and Monday, with highs at least in the 90s and potentially topping 100F in some parts. of southern Minnesota. We will start to see temperatures drop around the middle of the week.

This heat blast could bring record highs to the region, with the highest odds toward the Red River Valley on Sunday before spreading eastward (including the Twin Cities) on Monday.

Meanwhile, overnight lows will also remain quite warm in the region – at least into the 70s, but potentially won’t drop below 80F here in the Metro on Monday and Tuesday morning.

I can’t stress this enough – we’ll be watching for the threat of heat illness this weekend into next week with this extended stretch of dangerous heat and humidity in the region. Be sure to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks if outdoors, and monitor vulnerable groups.


Coming soon: taste from mid-July to mid-June
By Paul Douglas

June Dog Days? Of course, it looks like it. In an increasingly all-or-nothing atmosphere, the irritating cold of April gives way to a conga-line of warm fronts. Until further notice, the new definition of “cool front” is that of the 80s.

Soak up a relatively comfortable Saturday with blue skies, low 80s and reasonable dew points in the 50s. An excessive heat watch is posted from midday Sunday through Monday, when scorching temperatures in the 90s higher combine with a dripping dew point near 70F to create a heat index of 100-105F. Visiting Floridians will feel right at home with swampy conditions on Monday afternoon.

We’ve been through this exercise before, but keep an eye out for your older friends, family (and complete strangers) on Monday. The risk of heat exhaustion and sometimes fatal heat stroke will be significant. Make sure pets have extra water and bring them inside during the heat of the day.

Models hint at 6 days of 90 next week. I’m not complaining (yet). We spend half the year shivering. Bring on the lake-worthy warm fronts!


Paul’s Twin Towns Extended Forecast

SATURDAY: Sunny, always comfortable. Wake 63. High 83. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind SE 10-20 mph.

SUNDAY: Excited dads. Burning sun. Wake up 70. High 92. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind S 15-25 mph.

MONDAY: Heat vigilance. Crackling. Feels like 105F. Wake 78. High 97. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 10-20 mph.

TUESDAY: Sun sticky, still burning. Wake 77. High 93. Chance of precipitation 50%. Wind W 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, more comfortable. Wake 68. High 87. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind W 8-13 mph.

THURSDAY: Lots of sun, a little moist. Wake 69. High 91. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind SW 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: Looks like a real summer. Always hot. Wake 73. High 94. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 10-20 mph.


Minneapolis Weather Almanac and Solar Data
June 18

*Duration of the day: 15 hours, 36 minutes and 35 seconds
*Daylight WON since yesterday: 13 seconds

*Day with the most daylight: June 20 – June 21 (15 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds)
*When does the sun start to rise at/after 6am? : August 3 (6:00 a.m.)
* Last sunset?: June 20 – July 2 (9:03 p.m.)


This day in weather history
June 18

1939: A deadly tornado hits Anoka. 9 dead and more than 200 injured are reported.

1850: Territorial Governor Ramsey reports that halfway between Ft. Ripley and Fort. Snelling on the Mississippi, a violent hailstorm occurred in the evening. One or two hailstones picked up were as big as chicken eggs and he thought he saw one the size of a ‘musket ball’.


National weather forecast

On Saturday we will see monsoon showers and storms in the southwest, rain and snow aloft in the northwest, a few scattered storms in the Upper Midwest, chance of a storm ahead of a cold front in deep south and rain in northern New England. Record highs will be possible in the northern plains and south-east.

Some of the heaviest rain on Sunday evening will fall in the Four Corners region due to the monsoon humidity in place. Other areas of heavier rain will fall over Florida, northern Missouri and northern New England.


Yellowstone’s historic flood is an insurance nightmare

More Axios: “In the counties most devastated by this week’s historic floods in and around Yellowstone National Park, only 3% of residents have federal flood insurance, virtually guaranteeing huge losses and long waits for repair money. . Why it matters: Most Americans don’t buy flood insurance, even though climate change is making epic disasters like the Yellowstone disaster more likely. Such insurance could become more difficult to obtain: the Biden administration wants to drastically reduce the national flood insurance program by excluding new homes in flood-prone areas.

Meet the unique group of polar bears living with less sea ice

More from The Verge:Researchers have identified a special group of polar bears described in an article published today in the journal Science. The bears may have found some kind of unique refuge from the effects of climate change in southeast Greenland, the authors write, where their group became genetically distinct from other polar bears. Scientists are now pushing to recognize bears as their own “subpopulation”, a move that could protect them from potential threats such as hunting and habitat loss.

As Louisiana coast disappears, new Mississippi River canal builds much-needed land

More from The Grist:About 55 miles southeast of New Orleans, just before the branch of the Mississippi River splits into its three-toed delta, a fissure on the east side of the river has turned into a massive channel. In recent years it has continued to expand, diverting more and more water from its mother river to the body of water on the other side, Quarantine Bay. Like any river, the Mississippi seeks efficiency: shorter, steeper paths to the sea. Its new branch, known as the Neptune Pass, offers just that. Today, some 118,000 cubic feet of water pour through the mile-long canal every second, five times the flow of the Hudson River in New York. That’s enough to reject ships trying to navigate downstream, so the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the nation’s waterways, plans to close the errant channel next month. But that, in turn, brings up another problem: Sediment carried in the river’s water appears to be forming tiny lumps of land just off the state’s rapidly disappearing coast along the Gulf of Mexico. , leading state officials to view the breach as an opportunity to harness the river’s ability to restore lost wetlands. And they are pushing for the sediment to keep flowing.


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