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  1. 68 here with scattered showers that should become more numerous as the day progresses. Temps will probably hold steady. Good day to run errands, watch the kiddos act rowdy with cabin fever and watch the rain.
  2. Luckily the lakes are still a little low after 3 summers of flash drought and a mostly snowless winter, so they can take some runoff. In 2019 Minnehaha Creek was flowing over the Grays Bay Dam spillway at Lake Minnetonka for a few weeks, it caused minor flooding along the trails at the lake down the block from my house. (Nokomis) The Mississippi River downstream from St. Anthony’s Falls is in a gorge which acts like a giant storm sewer for the cities, but if rainfall rates are high enough there will definitely be urban flood potential. As you mentioned the suburbs have exploded with growth over the past 30 years so newer built areas will definitely be put to the test. I did the geotech work on a massive flood control project that MNDOT finished up last year, time to put this system to the test. https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/mndot-builds-massive-storm-drainage-tanks-along-35w/89-461d7b05-01d7-4b6d-9181-c0a7bf753fe8
  3. I’m working along the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul this afternoon. River is bank full and there is minor flooding along the typical low lying areas. Any more then 2-3” of rain and we’ll have big problems.
  4. Just goes to show the variability in our region, Minneapolis is just far enough west to have a chinook effect and doesn’t have a Great Lake to moderate temperatures. I love living somewhere it can be -25 in winter and +100 in summer. Meanwhile WSW across western Montana, 4-6” of snow above 6,000 with 14-20” across the higher terrain. Wild stuff for the middle of June.
  5. Seems like the pattern I’ve been stuck in the past 3 summers has shifted east. Flash drought is no fun, I’ve already mowed my lawn as much as I did all of last summer.
  6. Nice to see a heatwave that isn’t centered over the Great Plains. It’s no guarantee we tag 90 next week riding the far edge of the ridge but it’ll most likely happen. 90 degree days through June 13th in Minneapolis, last 5 years. 2020 - 3 2021 - 10 2022 - 2 (101 on 6/20) 2023 - 5 2024 - 0
  7. Had a nice storm roll through around 11pm last night. Rainfall total of 0.46” yesterday. High of 81. Hoping the currently stalled front is able to push through the area and knock the dews down a bit. It’s sitting about 40 miles to my NW.
  8. Wow quite a few tor warned storms between myself and @Brian D. Tree removal companies are going to have a field day.
  9. 77/63. Cloud cover hanging on. Beginning to think Minneapolis is going to be screw-zoned today. Morning convection mostly stayed just south, and the evening redevelopment is currently progged to go just north. 0.18” precipitation total today.
  10. Clouds finally clearing out here, 68/61. doubt we hit our forecasted high of 87 but we’ll see what happens.
  11. Light rain this morning. Looks like a hose of light/moderate precip aiming at the metro. Not sure what this will do to our storm chances later on today.
  12. Hoping for one, worried any morning storms will spoil it for us. Appreciate the optimism.
  13. Meanwhile a couple hours drive south we’ve reached 81 under sunny skies. First 80 degree day since the 4th.
  14. Little bit of chilly rain this morning, didn’t amount to much though. Skies cleared and temps are shooting up, jumped from 57 to 70 in under 2 hours. Looks like I’ll have to fire up the a/c tomorrow with high 60 dews and mid 80 temps.
  15. Liking that look in the upper Midwest. Last few summers we’d be lucky to see blue on the 384hr gfs.
  16. High of 75 in Minneapolis. Loving these low dews, we bounced between 39-41 today. Heat and humidity are on their way, but I’ll enjoy this while I can.
  17. Spent the last few days in Vegas roasting in the record breaking 110 degree heat, warmest air temps I’ve ever experienced. Coming home to breezy low 70s and dews in the 40s feels amazing.
  18. Radar looking good to my west. Always love a mature QLCS. They’ve been rare the past 3 summers here.
  19. We can return the favor when TX has a week of 30s in January. 84/64 here. Steamy, but with a strong breeze gusting to 30mph it’s keeping things much more comfortable today. Storms should start firing in the next couple hours.
  20. First truly sweaty summers day in Minneapolis. 81/64 currently. We’ve had a few days with a hotter air temp but the dews were upper 40s/50s at that time. Short lived, storms and a cold front tomorrow.
  21. May 2024 finished with 5.81” of precipitation, and 2.9F above average in Minneapolis.
  22. Scattered showers most of the day here. Temps bouncing between 64-66 all day. Looks like more organized rain is moving in to cap off a very wet month.
  23. You are insane. 60s are ideal, but 70s are a win in the summer. Ring of fire is an added bonus.
  24. Cooler summer, yes please. Anyone wishing for a hot and humid summer clearly doesn’t work outside for a living. Last year we were on day 3 of the first of many extended heat waves of the summer. None of that garbage in sight so far.
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