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Area Weather: 4th of July is almost here and showers may be too

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

The summer is certainly flying on by. The 4th of July is just around the corner.

With July almost here, farmers are keeping a close eye on their crops. As the saying goes: "corn should be knee high by the 4th of July." From the reports that I have heard from area farmers things appear to be nearly on track. We had a bit of a late start to the summer weather as temperatures were cooler than normal for May and most of June.

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The area has now seen adequate rainfall in most locations and the warmer temperatures will make the corn continue to grow as it should. We should see some scattered showers and thunderstorms for the week ahead with temperatures either at or slightly above normal for most of the week.

Nothing is better than Minnesota sweet corn during the summer! Have a great week and enjoy the Minnesota summer because it goes by all too quickly.

Weather fact:

Just hold your hand out with your palm facing upwards. Do you know that you are supporting a weight of about 100 kilograms of air?

WEATHER HISTORY:

1863: Note written on 1863 meteorological form at Ft. Ripley: Drought is very severe. The grass upon the prairie is nearly or quite dried up. The Mississippi River at this point is lower than was ever known before. The amount of moisture which fell during the last six months ending June 30, 1863 was 4.27 inches.

MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead...Low 67...High 77

Duluth...Low 58...High 74

Morris...Low 66...High 77

Twin Cities...Low 70...High 80

Rochester...Low 65 High 77

A front will continue to push through the state for today and showers and thunderstorms will linger.

Today: (Saturday)

Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms.

Winds: SW/NW at 10-15 mph

Precip: .25"-.75"

Today's sunrise: 5:34 a.m.

Today's sunset: 9:12 p.m.

Normal High: 76

Normal Low: 56

OUTLOOK:

Sunday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers/t-storms. High 77 Low 55, Winds: N at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

Monday-Partly cloudy. High 80 Low 56 NE/E 10-15 mph. Prec: Trace-.10"

Tuesday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers/t-storms. High 82 Low 56 Winds: E 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.10"

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms. High 82 Low 63 Winds: SE/SW 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.20".

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