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By: MNTornado, 6:31 PM GMT on July 14, 2012

*** SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ***

EXCESSUVE HEAT WATCH
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
417 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012


...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE TWIN CITIES THURSDAY...

.AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY COUNTIES FOR THIS THURSDAY. WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THE ARRIVAL OF A WARM FRONT WILL BRING WITH IT SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES INTO THE TWIN CITIES AREA FOR THURSDAY. NEAR RECORD HIGHS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY...WITH ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES LIKELY EXCEEDING 95 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON. THOSE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THURSDAY OR IN STRUCTURES WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING SHOULD PLAN FOR DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

COUNTIES OF HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS THURSDAY AFTERNOON WILL EXCEED 95 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES THIS WARM CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR INDIVIDUALS SPENDING EXCESSIVE TIME OUTSIDE OR WITHIN NON AIR CONDITIONED BUILDINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.


*** FORECASTS TODAY ***

Heat Wave Developing by Midweek

A heat wave will spread into Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday and last through Friday. Highs will be in the 90s during this period. Thursday should be the warmest of the three days with highs between 95 and 100 degrees. As a result, an Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for Thursday for Hennepin and Ramsey counties due to the excessive heat expected. This includes Minneapolis and St.Paul. For details on the Excessive Heat Watch, click here.

Those working or spending time outdoors will need to keep themselves hydrated during the heat wave. Please remember to NEVER leave a person or pet in an enclosed vehicle in these conditions.

Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States? In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. For more information on heat safety, click here.


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EXTENDED FORECAST

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 95F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night
Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday - (note: this is very conservative)
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

Friday
Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night
Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night
Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday
Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

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STATE FLAG OF MINNESOTA
The state I was born in and have lived in most of my life.


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The darkened area on the map is the Minnesota River Valley

I live in Shakopee at the far East end of the Minnesota River Valley and just South of Minneapolis.
you can click on the map for a more detailed look

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NOAA Wx Report on June 2012
State of the Climate
National Overview
June 2012
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic Data Center


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Link to Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Minnesota

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTH METRO TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA.

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office MPLS, MN
Record Setting Weather For Temperatures and Moisture


Link to Severe Weather Map

Link to Conditions Currently at Flying Cloud Airport, South Eden Prairie

* CURRENT WEATHER INFORMATION FOR SHAKOPEE *
in the South Metro Twin Cities, MN
Click for Shakopee, Minnesota Forecast


Minneapolis Radar


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WEATHER STORY FORECASTS FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND ADJOINING STATES


Weather Story - NWS Grand Forks, ND



Weather Story - NWS Duluth, MN



Weather Story - NWS Twin Cities, MN



Weather Story - NWS Sioux Falls, SD



Weather Story - NWS La Crosse, WI


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*** CURRENT SPACE WEATHER & SOLAR ACTIVITIY INFORMATION ***

Space Weather Prediction Center

SPACE WEATHER NEWS & INFO

NASA MSFC SUNSPOT CYCLE ACTIVITY

NOAA Space Weather Scale for Geomagnetic Storms

NASA SWPC TODAY'S SPACE WEATHER

Weather Information Space Weather

Updated: 10:51 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

By: MNTornado, 9:43 PM GMT on July 13, 2012

Minneapolis Radar


Statement as of 6:08 PM CDT on July 13, 2012
Severe Thunderstorm Warning



The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
east central Dakota County in east central Minnesota...
northern Goodhue County in southeast Minnesota...

* until 700 PM CDT

* at 607 PM CDT... radar indicated a severe thunderstorm... capable of
producing quarter size hail and damaging winds of 60 mph. This
storm was located near New Trier... or about 16 miles west of Red
Wing... and moving east at 15 mph.

Locations in the warning include...
Red Wing...
New Trier...
Cannon Falls...
Miesville...
Welch...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the path of this storm... prepare immediately for
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and large hail. Seek shelter now
inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows.


Statement as of 5:54 PM CDT on July 13, 2012
Severe Thunderstorm Warning



The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
central Dakota County in east central Minnesota...
southwestern Washington County in east central Minnesota...

* until 645 PM CDT

* at 553 PM CDT... radar indicated a severe thunderstorm... capable of
producing quarter size hail and damaging winds of 60 mph. This
storm was located near Apple Valley... or about 14 miles south of
Minneapolis... and moving east at 25 mph.

Locations in the warning include...
Burnsville...
Lakeville...
Apple Valley...
Farmington...
Rosemount...
Coates...
Vermillion...
Hastings...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the path of this storm... prepare immediately for
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and large hail. Seek shelter now
inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows.

Statement as of 5:34 PM CDT on July 13, 2012
Severe Thunderstorm Warning



... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for southeastern
Hennepin County until 600 PM CDT...

At 530 PM CDT... National Weather Service radar indicated a severe
thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail... and damaging
winds of 60 mph. This storm was located near Edina... or 8 miles
southwest of Minneapolis... moving east at 15 mph.

Locations impacted include...
Minneapolis... Bloomington... Richfield and Twin Cities Airport.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging wind in excess of 60 miles per
hour... large hail... and deadly lightning. For your protection move to
an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business.

Statement as of 5:39 PM CDT on July 13, 2012
Areal Flood Advisory



The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued an

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
central Washington County in east central Minnesota...
north central Dakota County in east central Minnesota...
southeastern Hennepin County in east central Minnesota...
southern Ramsey County in east central Minnesota...

* until 830 PM CDT

* at 535 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area.
Drivers should be alert to standing water on roadways as an inch
or so of rain falls in less than an hours time.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to
occur... especially along small streams and near low water
crossings. Some locations that will experience minor flooding
include... Minneapolis... St Paul... Bloomington... Edina... Falcon
Heights... Inver Grove Heights... Lake Elmo... Lauderdale...
Lilydale... Little Canada... Maplewood... Mendota Heights... Newport...
north St Paul... Oakdale... Richfield... Roseville... south St Paul...
St Louis Park... St Paul park... Twin Cities Airport... west St Paul
and Woodbury.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.

Updated: 11:24 PM GMT on July 13, 2012

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CME to strike the earth

By: MNTornado, 7:13 PM GMT on July 10, 2012

2012-07-12 19:31 Solar Eruption Today -- Further Analysis

The R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout today at 12:49 EDT (1649 UTC) was accompanied by an earth-directed CME. Hampered by limited observations of the event, SWPC forecasters are now anticipating the passage of the CME around 1:00 a.m. EDT, Saturday, July 14. G1 (minor) Geomagnetic Storm activity is expected to then ensue through the rest of the day. An S1 (minor) Solar Radiation Storm is now occurring, also a consequence of the flare/CME. The parent active region, NOAA 1520, appears to have retained its ability to erupt, so watch for more. Updates here.


Check out comment one for more information on the activity of Sun Spot AR1520 which may be getting read to release the largest solar flair this year yet.

NOAA Wx Report on June 2012
State of the Climate
National Overview
June 2012
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic Data Center


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Link to Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Minnesota

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTH METRO TWIN CITIES IN MINNESOTA.

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office MPLS, MN
Record Setting Weather For Temperatures and Moisture


Link to Severe Weather Map

Link to Conditions Currently at Flying Cloud Airport, South Eden Prairie

* CURRENT WEATHER INFORMATION FOR SHAKOPEE *
in the South Metro Twin Cities, MN
Click for Shakopee, Minnesota Forecast


Minneapolis Radar


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WEATHER STORY FORECASTS FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND ADJOINING STATES


Weather Story - NWS Grand Forks, ND



Weather Story - NWS Duluth, MN



Weather Story - NWS Twin Cities, MN



Weather Story - NWS Sioux Falls, SD



Weather Story - NWS La Crosse, WI


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*** CURRENT SPACE WEATHER & SOLAR ACTIVITIY INFORMATION ***

Top News of the Day from NOAA Space Wx

SPACE WEATHER NEWS & INFO

NASA MSFC SUNSPOT CYCLE ACTIVITY

NOAA Space Weather Scale for Geomagnetic Storms

NASA SWPC TODAY'S SPACE WEATHER

Updated: 8:36 PM GMT on July 12, 2012

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Shakopee, MN
Elevation: 807 ft
Temperature: 68.7 °F
Dew Point: 63.7 °F
Humidity: 84%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Updated: 10:11 PM CDT on September 19, 2014
Shakopee, MN
Elevation: 760 ft
Temperature: 72.1 °F
Dew Point: 66.3 °F
Humidity: 82%
Wind: 1.2 mph from the West
Wind Gust: 1.2 mph
Updated: 10:10 PM CDT on September 19, 2014
Shakopee, MN
Elevation: 830 ft
Temperature: 73.2 °F
Dew Point: 67.0 °F
Humidity: 80%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: -
Updated: 10:03 PM CDT on September 19, 2014

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