I had to dust off the road bike and hit the pavement today. Trails have just been too wet to ride.
Thursday morning the Twin Cities had a strong thunderstorm move through that produced 0.76″. And as I’m typing this the metro is once again receiving another heavy downpour Friday evening. Western and southern Minnesota probably got the worst of the storms this week. Two brief tornado touchdowns were reported in Stearns and Pope Counties. A heavy hailstorm left Lake City under a foot of hail. So much hail, in fact, that they actually had to deploy the plows to clear the roads!
So, yes, the month of May has started off very wet.
1.54″ of rain has been recorded so far this month.
That’s 1.10″ above normal
Last year at this time…just a trace.
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Okay, well, the good news is that Saturday will be dry. The bad news is that Sunday will not. I think the majority of Saturday will stay dry but showers and thunderstorms will move back in early Sunday morning. Sunday could be a wash out. With a lot of available moisture in the atmosphere, rainfall amounts could range between 1 to 2 inches. Thankfully next week looks drier but cooler.
If we can catch a break in the clouds Saturday night look out for the perigee moon. The moon will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger than other full moons this year.