No, summer, please don't go...you've only been around for a short while! We've had 9 days 90 degrees or higher so far this year. Not bad. During a typical year, we average 13 days at or above 90 degrees.
Crazy cool air this weekend, however, puts the kibosh on anything remotely summer-like. Lukewarm highs in the 60s on Friday set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
The lowest maximum temperature ever recorded in July was 58° back in 1967. While it won't get quit that cool, daytime highs in the low 70's might have you thinking Autumn thoughts.
You gotta admit, the cooler conditions are nice for riding. The cool breeze combined with dry weather gives us one of the best weekends for hitting the dirt this summer. Our next chance of rain might not be until late next week.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. H: 70 Wind: NW 5-10
Saturday Night: Clear & cool. L: 53 Wind: NW 2
Sunday: Sunny. H: 75 L: 54 Wind: NW 2-4
Monday: Increasing clouds. H: 77 L: 63 Wind: SE 7
Tuesday: Partly sunny. H: 82 L: 65 Wind: SE 7
Wednesday: Increasing clouds, rain overnight. H: 81 L: 66 Wind: S 5-10
Wetlands Soak Up CO2
Our wetlands in Minnesota might be the key to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to a recent study, as CO2 levels increase in the atmosphere wetland plants increase their consumption of CO2. This "carbon sink" could help balance the extra CO2 that is being admitted into the air and mitigate the effects (if any) CO2 has on a warming world.
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