Summer At Last

Welcome to the first day of meteorological summer.  It is also the first day of hurricane season.  Minnesotans obviously don’t have to worry too much about hurricanes in the land of 10,000 lakes but we can certainly get some serious heat in the summer months ahead.  The sun is just about as strong as it gets all year and will be at it’s highest point in the sky on June 20, the summer solstice.

Summer may start off warmer than average.  The 8-14 day temperature outlook shows Minnesota with a 60% chance of above normal temperatures from June 9-15.  Get the pools ready.

8-14 Day Temperature Outlook

Minneapolis/St.Paul ended up having the second wettest May on record with 9.34″.  The record rainfall for May is still 10.33″ set back in 1906.  June still looks to favor slightly wetter than normal conditions.  The month of June is the wettest month out of the entire year in the Twin Cities averaging 4.25″.

8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook

CycleCast:

The warm-up begins this weekend.  Saturday will be a great day for riding, sunny and dry.  Clouds will increase Sunday afternoon with showers and storms arriving Sunday night.  Rain will end by Monday morning with temperatures in the 80s by the afternoon.  Next week looks rather dry with temperatures near or slightly above the seasonal average.

Your local weather.  Pure and simple from WeatherNation.

On a side note, have you guys seen this video of a downhill racer passing another?  Close call.


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