Area Weather: Drought continues for much of Central Minnesota
It is abnormally dry across a good share of Central and West Central Minnesota. The latest data by the U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows that portions of Stevens, Pope, Grant, Kandiyohi, Swift, and Chippewa Counties are experiencing a moderate drought. Portions of the Eastern Metro are experiencing a severe drought. Across Douglas County it is abnormally dry. Many areas across the state are three to six inches below normal for moisture since the first of the year.
Thankfully, we received some much needed rain on Thursday, but it wasn't as much as we had hoped. There are additional chances for rainfall on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. There is a chance for some good shots of rainfall during that period as well. I know my lawn can use it. By the way, did you know on July 8, 2009 at 4:56 am and 4:56 pm it was 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9? That won't happen again until 3009. Have a great weekend!
In 1903 the temperature plummets down to 26 at Leech Lake Dam.
The biggest clouds are cumulonimbus, climbing up to six miles high and holding up to half a million tons of water.
AT A GLANCE
Moorhead...Low 54...High 77
Duluth...Low 52...High 73
Alexandria...Low 55...High 78
Twin Cities...Low 60...High 81
Rochester...Low 57...High 80
Saturday-Partly cloudy and a bit breezy. High 78 Low 55 Winds: NW at
10-20 mph, Precip:.00"
Today's sunrise: 5:45 am Today's sunset: 9:11 p.m.
Normal High: 78 Normal Low: 58
High pressure will keep the area quiet for today.
Sunday-Partly cloudy and warmer, chance of showers/t-storms. High 82 Low 60 Winds: SE at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"
Monday-Partly to mostly cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms. High 79 Low 61, Winds: NE 10-15 Prec. .20"-.50"
Tuesday-Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 77 Low 62, Winds: NE 10-15 mph. Prec. .25-.75"
Wednesday-Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms. High Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/thunderstorms. High 79 Low 62, Winds: NW 10-20 mph Prec. .10"-.25"