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3 hours ago, Tom said:

#DroughtBuster...now the worry will be for the intensifying drought across the Plains/Upper MW and how much it will bleed into the North woods of MN.  I can see those areas continue to be dry and fry into July, at least for the 1st half of July before some interesting amplification of the North American 500mb transpire.  The majority of us have done well in the precip dept and will continue to do so.  So glad to have scored a lot of rain this past week and its nice to see everything green up.  Crop should grow rapidly during the sunnier days ahead.

Crops are growing by leaps and bounds since it started raining. The corn is noticeably taller every day!

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2 hours ago, Sparky said:

Crops are growing by leaps and bounds since it started raining. The corn is noticeably taller every day!

Corn looks amazing here also. We also have had no wind for 3 days, unheard of around here, so the rain we had is not evaporating as quickly as usual. Still standing water in spots. Farmers have also turned off center pivots. I would say the corn is close to head high, 5-6’. 

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One could call it climate change- but KMSP is going to have a avg temp WARMER than KDSM for the month of June. 76.7F to 75.9F through 29 days of June. I personally, don't see climate change per the AGW movement "way" , but certainly see Urban Heat Island to the max extant. Your talking near 3.5 degrees Latitude -- like 240 miles straight line. It's climate  similar to seeing International Falls warmer than  KMSP.  ( away from water etc)

Never seen this before with DSM and MSP with MSP being warmer for a entire  calendar month. Prove me wrong if anyone has data that says this is not the first.

 

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34 minutes ago, Grizzcoat said:

One could call it climate change- but KMSP is going to have a avg temp WARMER than KDSM for the month of June. 76.7F to 75.9F through 29 days of June. I personally, don't see climate change per the AGW movement "way" , but certainly see Urban Heat Island to the max extant. Your talking near 3.5 degrees Latitude -- like 240 miles straight line. It's climate  similar to seeing International Falls warmer than  KMSP.  ( away from water etc)

Never seen this before with DSM and MSP with MSP being warmer for a entire  calendar month. Prove me wrong if anyone has data that says this is not the first.

 

How does Wilmar, MN and Eau Claire, WI temps compare to MSP?  Each are the same latitude as MSP but are largely without the significant UHI of MSP.  

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2 hours ago, Grizzcoat said:

One could call it climate change- but KMSP is going to have a avg temp WARMER than KDSM for the month of June. 76.7F to 75.9F through 29 days of June. I personally, don't see climate change per the AGW movement "way" , but certainly see Urban Heat Island to the max extant. Your talking near 3.5 degrees Latitude -- like 240 miles straight line. It's climate  similar to seeing International Falls warmer than  KMSP.  ( away from water etc)

Never seen this before with DSM and MSP with MSP being warmer for a entire  calendar month. Prove me wrong if anyone has data that says this is not the first.

 

Very interesting.  I think the warm over the top of ridge has been very prolonged.   Dakotas and Minn have had many days in past 10 months warmer than OTM. Drought creates warmer daytime highs. I for one  have strong personal  non political  feelings about UHI.. many thermometer which  60 yrs ago were totally  rural are now suburbia at best if not all out concrete asphalt  jungles worldwide.  And the data we are handed are based on main reporting stations worldwide.   Ive spent years in South  America, Pennsylvania, Maryland  and Iowa  i have  traveled   at night  often.  The mean temperatures  in even small cities like Ottumwa  or Gettysburg  Pennsylvania  are  much higher  in town. I once saw a in depth study of all 50 states.  A 50k city  was compared  to a 5k or smaller reporting station.  Over 100 years  the small rural location  were flat  lined.  DSM  had a large increase in temp whereas  Albia Iowa coop observer had no significant  increase!  And the DSM location  isnt even that urban! 

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Yet another very wet day.  44/100, and sitting right at 7.0 for June almost all falling  since  June 18th. I will say that today was one of warmest cloudy  rainiest days of my life!  The high was 77F but dewpoint  of 76F!!!  Even heavier showers  could not cool the  air! Very reminiscent  of some rainy days I spent in Amazonia! Or Florida

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13 hours ago, Beltrami Island said:

How does Wilmar, MN and Eau Claire, WI temps compare to MSP?  Each are the same latitude as MSP but are largely without the significant UHI of MSP.  

Eau Claire, 73.0F

Wilmar-  74.5F

both through the 29th.

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12 hours ago, OttumwaSnomow said:

Yet another very wet day.  44/100, and sitting right at 7.0 for June almost all falling  since  June 18th. I will say that today was one of warmest cloudy  rainiest days of my life!  The high was 77F but dewpoint  of 76F!!!  Even heavier showers  could not cool the  air! Very reminiscent  of some rainy days I spent in Amazonia! Or Florida

A wet muggy day here yesterday as well, but rainfall was light with only 0.30” bringing my monthly total to 4.13”.

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It has been very humid over the past few days. The highest DP reported at GRR yesterday was 75° that is extremely high for our area. At Lansing the highest DP was 73 at Holland it was 70. At Detroit it was 74 and in the Detroit area Grosse Ile which is in the downriver area of Detroit it was 76 for much of the day and it did reach 77 there.
The overnight low here was 70 and I recorded 0.02″ of rain fall overnight. At this time it is cloudy and 70.

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A new June record rain fall has been set at Kalamazoo. So far the total for June at Kalamazoo is 10.65" and that is the new record for that location. Records go back to 1887 at Kalamazoo.
Officially at GRR the June total is at 8.49" that is the 2nd most ever recorded in the month of June. The most reported at Grand Rapids is 13.22" way back in 1892 but the reporting was very spotty that year. And no other location came close to that amount of rain fall that June.  I am thinking that this could be a record total rain fall for any June at Grand Rapids.

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8 hours ago, Grizzcoat said:

Eau Claire, 73.0F

Wilmar-  74.5F

both through the 29th.

So the UHI effect raises MSP average temps 2-4F in June, most likely due to elevated lows?  I can easily see MSP with a high low of 90/70 while Eau Claire and Wilmar get 89/66 in the summer all things being equal for example.     

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Well June 2021 is now in the record books. At Grand Rapids the mean for the month was 70.9 that is a departure of +2.0. It was tied with 1971 for the 12th warmest June on record. There was a total of 8.49" of rain fall and that is good for 2nd place. The high for the month was 90 on the 11th and 12th and the low came kind of 41 was on the 22nd. That was the 2nd coldest low for that date. At Grand Rapids there were a reported total of 9 thunderstorms. Remember as far as the NWS is concerned a "thunderstorm" is one or more detected lightening strikes. So that would mean a few snow flurries would count as a "snowstorm"
At this time it is clear here and 65.

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My June rainfall was 4.66", so pretty close to average.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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