After the record rain of Monday, the weather stays dry the rest of this week. Warm, sunny conditions will lead to moderate evaporation rates (winds stay rather calm). Rain rears it's ugly head back in this weekend but luckily it doesn't look like a total wash out.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, slightly cooler. H: 66 Wind: NW 10
Wednesday Night: Clear. L: 51
Thursday: Nicest day of the year. H: 70 L: 52 Wind: CALM
Friday: Comfortably warm. Dewpoints start to rise. H: 75 L: 59 Wind: SE 5-10
Saturday: Becoming cloudy. A few showers late. H: 78 L: 62 Wind: SE 10
Sunday: Cloudy, clap of thunder. H: 83 L: 64 Wind: S 10
Our trails received a soaking on Monday. Officially the MSP airport measured 2.25 inches of rain which shattered the old daily rainfall record of 1.16 inches.
Why the Warm Pause?
Weather and climate are completely different. The long-term trend, over the course of a century or more, is what defines climate. Weather is the day to day or even decade to decade change. Recently, there has been a noticeable slowing in the rate of global warming. Why?
During the last decade, a longer than usual solar minimum cycle, several volcanic eruptions, and relatively low amounts of water vapor in the stratosphere may have helped cool the atmosphere temporarily. But recent research suggests that the Earth’s natural climate variability—natural, short-term fluctuations in the climate system that occur on a year-to-year basis or longer—may have played the most pivotal role of all by transferring excess heat from the Earth’s surface into the deep ocean.
The "climate system" that is capable of drastically increasing or decreasing the temperature is El Niño or La Niña. "Since the last major El Niño event in 1997-1998, a series of La Niña events have dominated the tropical Pacific, resulting in a prolonged cooling of sea surface temperatures that has also likely stalled the rise in global temperatures." As you may have heard, however, a strong El Niño could be back later this year.
The hover bike is here and ready for delivery in 2017. A pricey alternative to the mountain bike with a suggested retail price of around $85,000.
"Where you're going, there are no roads. That's why you need the Aero-X, a vehicle that makes low-altitude flight realistic and affordable. Flying up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 miles per hour, the Aero-X is unlike any vehicle you've seen. It's a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle - an off road vehicle that gets you off the ground,"per Aerofex.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story