Sunny & Dry Ahead

By: MNTornado , 6:45 PM GMT on July 26, 2011

Weather forecasts, watches and warning area
See comments below for hazardous weather forecasts, severe weather watches and warnings information for the Upper Midwest starting at comment 3.

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See JSLIVN Wonderblog for most Upper Midwest weather information.
I may pop in with weather information from time to time, but do not expect me to be a consistent source of weather information.

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Some of my favorite photos

Crab Apple Tree in bloom


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Stella D'Oro day lilies


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Mamma Robin keeping her eggs warm.



Robins nest with 3 eggs.



WOW - My First AC Award - Momma Robin feeding her babies.


Wed. July 27, 2011

NOTE: I check on the Robins nest today and found that the momma and babies have left. There is one unhatched Robins egg still in the nest confirming that only 2 of them hatched. It's kind of sad, but then that is the way of life.

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23. ozgalah
11:58 PM GMT on August 09, 2011
Hi Don, hope you and your family are all well, have been away from the computer for a while. Have had my three year old grandaughter to look after due to a family illness and boy does time fly when hit by a three year olds whirlwind!!!! Hopefully all back to normal next week.
Also had a trip to Minnesota in May/June arrived two days before the Nth Minneapolis tornado, and in fact had to dash home as it moved through, not something we are used to but certainly an experience!Normally we visit in fall but it was great to see spring lots of water around with rivers in flood but Gooseberry Falls was terrific. Got to go on a paddleship on the Mississippi and visit Itasca, we had a fabulous time and I think the next visit will be for a Christmas!
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22. MNTornado
12:15 AM GMT on August 07, 2011
Special Statement

Statement as of 6:59 PM CDT on August 06, 2011

... Strong thunderstorm moving across Stearns County through 745 PM
CDT...

At 654 PM CDT... Weather Service radar was tracking a strong
thunderstorm 6 miles southwest of farming. This storm was moving east
at 30 mph.

Hail up to dime size and winds up to 40 mph are expected with this
storm.

* Locations in or near the path of this storm include...
St Martin.
Richmond.
Cold Spring.
St Nicholas.
Rockville.
Pleasant Lake.
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21. MNTornado
1:41 AM GMT on August 06, 2011
Quoting juslivn:
Goodness, I didn't get over here until just now. That pic looks a lot like many from our area. Hope it will be calm for a while for you and I MN.
Thanks for stopping and your comments on the garden and good wishes for the sick kitty. She's doing much better now.

Have been very busy with work, but had a few moments. Is the daylily picture new? Will have to look for that one in the gallery. Very pretty.

Anyhooo, thanks again. Take care up there ya hear! :)


Friday July 8, 2011
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20. juslivn
8:39 PM GMT on August 03, 2011
Goodness, I didn't get over here until just now. That pic looks a lot like many from our area. Hope it will be calm for a while for you and I MN.
Thanks for stopping and your comments on the garden and good wishes for the sick kitty. She's doing much better now.

Have been very busy with work, but had a few moments. Is the daylily picture new? Will have to look for that one in the gallery. Very pretty.

Anyhooo, thanks again. Take care up there ya hear! :)
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19. MNTornado
11:39 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
18. MNTornado
5:26 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
The Exceptionally Muggy Summer of 2011

The National Weather Service is forecasting a break in the high dew point temperatures over the next few days after the muggy day today. So far this summer as of 3pm August 1, there have been 274 hours of dew point temperatures of 70 degrees or higher recorded at the Twin Cities International Airport. The record is 512 hours in 2002. What really stands out are the counts of extremely muggy dew point temperatures. So far this summer as of 3pm August 1, there have been 98 hours of dew point temperatures of 75 degrees or higher. This breaks the old record of 78 hours that was set back on 2001.

Twin Cities International Airport
Greatest Number of hours with dew point
temperature of 70 degrees F
(1945-2011)

Rank Year Hours
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1. 2002 512
2. 1983 392
3. 1995 387
4. 2001 357
5. 1955 345

1981-2010 average = 182

so far in 2011 274
(through 3pm August 1)


Twin Cities International Airport
Greatest Number of hours with dew point
temperature of 75 degrees F
(1945-2011)

Rank Year Hours
--------------------
1. 2011 98 (as of 3pm August 1)
2. 2001 78
3. 1999 64
4. 1987 60
5. 1995 56

1981-2010 average = 18
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17. MNTornado
3:43 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 714
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1035 PM CDT MON AUG 1 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA
EXTREME NORTHWEST WISCONSIN

EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 1035 PM
UNTIL 600 AM CDT.


HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 95 MILES EAST OF
BRAINERD MINNESOTA TO 35 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DETROIT LAKES
MINNESOTA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

DISCUSSION...A BAND OF ELEVATED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES TO INCREASE
SLOWLY IN RESPONSE TO LOW-LEVEL WAA ABOVE A SURFACE FRONT/COLD POOL
REINFORCED BY EARLIER CONVECTION. A FEED OF STRONG INSTABILITY FROM
SW ABOVE THE FRONT WILL MAINTAIN STRONG UPDRAFTS...WITH SOME
POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED LARGE HAIL. ANOTHER CONCERN WITHIN A FEW
HOURS WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS WITH STORM MERGERS AND EVENTUAL COLD
POOL DEVELOPMENT.

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 600. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 29030.


...THOMPSON




SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH PROBABILITIES FOR WS 0714
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1036 PM CDT MON AUG 01 2011

WS 0714
PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 10%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /F2-F5/ TORNADOES : 05%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 30%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 65 KNOTS : 20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 20%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 10%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : 60%

ATTRIBUTE TABLE:
MAX HAIL /INCHES/ : 1.5
MAX WIND GUSTS SURFACE /KNOTS/ : 60
MAX TOPS /X 100 FEET/ : 600
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR /DEGREES AND KNOTS/ : 29030
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION : NO

FOR A COMPLETE GEOGRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE WATCH AND
WATCH EXPIRATION INFORMATION SEE WOUS64 FOR WOU4.
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16. MNTornado
3:41 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Statement as of 10:35 PM CDT on August 01, 2011
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of

portions of central and northern Minnesota
extreme northwest Wisconsin

Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 1035 PM
until 600 am CDT.


Hail to 1.5 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind gusts to 70
mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles north and south of a line from 95 miles east of
Brainerd Minnesota to 35 miles west southwest of Detroit Lakes
Minnesota. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou4).

Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.

Discussion... a band of elevated thunderstorms continues to increase
slowly in response to low-level waa above a surface front/cold pool
reinforced by earlier convection. A feed of strong instability from
SW above the front will maintain strong updrafts... with some
potential for isolated large hail. Another concern within a few
hours will be damaging winds with storm mergers and eventual cold
pool development.

Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm
motion vector 29030.


... Thompson


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15. MNTornado
2:54 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Should we be concerned about this uptick in solar storm activity?
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6. MNTornado
10:32 AM GMT on July 30, 2011
ESTIMATE RAINFALL TODAY

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2. MNTornado
3:17 AM GMT on July 27, 2011
Sunday July 31, 2011 thunderheads forming to the East



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1. MNTornado
3:16 AM GMT on July 27, 2011
Photo of Thunderstorm Clouds to the North of Mpls, MN
Saturday July 30, 2011 5:41pm CDT

This storm was in Cambridge, MN about 70 miles North of Shakopee
or 45 miles North of downtown Minneapolis.



Mpls Nexrad of thunderstorms to the North

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