Perfect for the BBQ

Photo: Bruce Mitchell

Did you get a glimpse of the full moon Friday morning?  It was tough to see.  Not only did the altocumulus clouds shield the view but the official time of the full moon occurred at 6:58 in the morning.  I admit, I missed it.  The last time we had two full moons within a calendar month was New Year’s Eve 2009.  The next blue moon won’t happen again until July 2015.

Extreme southern Minnesota actually saw high level cirrus clouds Friday afternoon from the remains of Isaac.  The leftover moisture from this once hurricane will completely miss Minnesota.  Our weather will behave for much of the holiday weekend.  The only hiccup will be Sunday night as a weak front slides through producing an isolated clap of thunder.  A rain cover might be a good thing to pack for those camping.

Moisture remains of Isaac could dump 7"+ in MO & IL.


Saturday: Southeast breeze, warmer.  Good day for the lake. H: mid 80s

Sunday: Partly sunny.  A thunderstorm chance Sunday night. H: upper 80s

Labor Day: Perfect for the BBQ. Mostly sunny. H: mid 80s

Tuesday: Sunny. Showers and storms Tuesday night. H: mid 80s

Wednesday: Thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy and cooler. H: upper 70s

Climate Change Revisited

The American Meteorological Society just released a revised statement on climate change that replaces the last revision in 2007.  “The informational statement is intended to provide a trustworthy, objective, and scientifically up-to-date explanation of scientific issues of concern to the public. The statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed in recent decades and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the majority of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program.” according to the AMS.  If interested, you can read the entire statement here.

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