Mark Anthony Meteorologist
The highest temperatures on Sunday were found across northern Minnesota. Cook, Orr, Roseau, and International Falls all hit a warm 90 degrees.
Most of the rest of the region, across west central, central, and northern Minnesota all were “cooler” with highs in the low- to mid-80s. We continued to experience hazy conditions at times over the weekend with the high-
altitude smoke spilling in from the Canadian wildfires.
The dome of high pressure that has been situated across the Great Lakes moved into Iowa on Monday. This brought a change in the wind from the southeast to the southwest and helped to move temperatures well into the 90s for most of the state.
For those hoping for some rain, a couple of weak systems could bring some spotty rain or a possible thunderstorm late Wednesday and again Friday evening into Saturday. Expect temperatures to climb into the low- to mid-90s with dew points in the 60s and possibly into the 70s. This will make an uncomfortable period.
There is some indication that the ridge of high pressure that has kept our weather warm and dry across the Upper Midwest will finally weaken. With this movement, this could bring a change in our weather pattern by early next week. Let’s hope that this will happen and we can finally see some good rainfall returning to the state.
Stay cool the rest of the week.
Weather history: On this date in 1934 during the Dust Bowl era, records show that “extreme heat hits western Minnesota.” For example, the temperatures topped out at 113 degrees F at Milan.
Weather facts: Did you know that the Dust Bowl and the severe drought that was experienced at that time came in three waves? The most severe years were 1934, 1936, and 1939-1940. However, some regions of the High Plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 70 High 95
Duluth Low 59 High 77
Central Minn. Low 67 High 92
Twin Cities Low 69 High 91
Marshall Low 68 High 92
Rochester Low 66 High 88
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms late. High 92 Low 69 Winds: S 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Today’s sunrise: 5:53 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:04 p.m.
Normal High: 82
Normal Low: 61
Our hot weather pattern will continue into the weekend. There will be a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm late -Wednesday and again Friday evening into -Saturday. Unfortunately, we aren’t expecting much in the way of moisture with these systems.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 92 Low 69 Wind: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms late. High 94 Low 68 Wind: ESE 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms. High 93 Low 66 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 91 Low 66 Wind: N 5-10 mph Prec. None