Autumn in August

Storms brewing over northwestern MN Wednesday afternoon via visible satellite

24 Hour Rainfall Totals

Murphy: 0.74″
Lebanon: 0.37″
Battle Creek/Carver Park: 0.03″
Theo: 0.02″

Rainfall amounts varied greatly across our area trails.  Thunderstorms Wednesday evening broke apart as they passed through the metro, hence, the rain was very hit or miss.  The MSP airport received just 0.01″ while Lakeville received a soaking 1.40″.  The metro missed out on the severe weather but the storms earlier Wednesday did manage to drop hail in west-central MN.

Storm Reports Wednesday via NWS Twin Cities

The area will wake up to the coolest air of the season Friday morning.  Some of the favored cold spots in northern Minnesota may even see a few 30s!  A continuous northerly flow of air will keep temperatures in the 70s during the day this weekend…below normal for once!  This autumn feel in August is a nice change of pace from our usual hot, humid summer of 2012.  And, if you haven’t noticed, our days are getting shorter.  Sorry!  Hate to be a downer!  The autumnal equinox is just around the corner on September 22.

The cooler air will be perfect for those racing at the MN Rusty Ride, Cuyuna Lakes on Saturday.  Race time temperatures will be in the 50s with daytime highs getting into the low 70s.  The only weather hiccup might be an isolated late day thunderstorm but most of the racing should be done by then.  Good luck to all the racers!

CycleCast

Friday: Awesome day for riding.  Dewpoints in the 40s! H: low 70s

Saturday: An isolated thunderstorm. Most backyards (and trails) stay dry. H: low70s

Sunday: Mostly sunny. H: mid 70s

Monday: Temperatures moderate.  Still sunny. H: upper 70s

Tuesday: Partly sunny, thunderstorms late. H: lower 80s

 

 

 

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