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Area Weather: Moon landing inspired a career

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It was 40 years ago this week that Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

I was just a small child at the time, but I do remember the images on TV. Over the years most of us have seen those images and realized what great things America has accomplished and has the capacity to do.

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Neil Armstrong would utter the famous words from the face of the moon; "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Such an event had a large impact on this meteorologist and has kept me looking up in the sky. Those individuals who were a part of the project are true American heroes. They got us all dreaming and shooting for the stars...

WEATHER FACT

You can use pine cones to forecast the weather as the scales will close when rain is on the way!

THIS DAY IN

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1972, a "significant downpour " occurred over a large portion of Minnesota. For example, 10.84" of rain fell in 24 hours at Ft. Ripley. In addition, 14" of rain fell at a farm in Morrison County.

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 57...High 80

Duluth...Low 51...High 74

Morris...Low 54...High 80

Twin Cities...Low 61...High 81

Rochester...Low 55...High 77

TODAY (Wednesday)

Becoming partly cloudy, slight chance of am showers possible.

Winds: SW at 5-15 mph

Precip: Trace-.05"

Today's sunrise: 5:53 am Today's sunset: 9:03 p.m.

Normal High: 81 Normal Low: 60

High pressure will begin to return to the area by later today.

OUTLOOK

• Thursday-Partly cloudy and warm, isolated showers/t-storms possible. High 85 Low 58 Winds: W/SW at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

• Friday-Partly cloudy, chance of showers/t-storms. High 82 Low 64 Winds: NW at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

• Saturday-Variable cloudiness and cooler, chance of showers/t-storms. High 77 Low 62, Winds: NW 10-15 Prec. Trace-.10"

• Sunday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers. High 76 Low 56, Winds: NW 10-20 mph. Prec. Trace-.05"

• Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers/t-storms. High 74 Low 57, Winds: NE 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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