Welcome to our second warmest and least windy month of the year on average in Minnesota. More detail on August climate norms below. The weather maps seem to know it’s supposed to be one of the finest weather months of the year. Get ready for another glorious weather week across most of Minnesota.
3D weather printer
It’s almost as if Explore Minnesota has a giant 3D weather printer cranking out postcard perfect forecast carbon copies. These are the days many of us long for in the dark bitter days of January. Weather suggestion: Get out and enjoy our still long daylight and near perfect weather this week.
An elongated high pressure ridge overhead keeps showers at bay to the southwest through Wednesday.
This air mass is about as good as it get in Minnesota through Wednesday. Highs near 80. Lows low 60s. Dew points in the 50s. San Diego, with corn dogs. Shower chances increase Thursday and Friday, but I’m not sold it will be as cool as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts data below suggest.
August crept in on cat’s paws over the weekend. This time of year can spur deep weather feelings in Minnesotans. We notice the slightly shorter daylight. back to school ads and Vikings training camp mark a slight turn in seasonal attitude. The State Fair begins 3 weeks from Thursday.
But August is one of the best weather months of the year in Minnesota.
Some August stats:
Second warmest month of the year on average in Minnesota (71.2 degrees mean temp)
Second sunniest month of the year on average (69 percent possible sunshine on average)
Least windy month of the year on average (8.5 mph average wind speed)
The average high temp for Aug. 1 in the metro is 83 degrees. The average high slips to a comfy 78 degrees by Aug. 31.
An isolated thunderstorm is possible for your Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service indicates a marginal risk for a severe thunderstorm today for much of Minnesota and extreme western portions of Wisconsin. As you go deeper into Wisconsin, the chance of severe weather increases: It will be a bit muggy today, but Read more →
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this Saturday evening and Saturday night. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has much of southern and central Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a slight risk for severe weather this evening and into tonight. Here is a graphic depicting the potential for severe weather, courtesy Read more →
Our Saturday is starting out beautifully, with plenty of sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. Most of the day will be very enjoyable, but be alert to changeable weather from later this afternoon into tonight. An approaching low pressure system and upper level disturbance are expected to ignite some thunderstorms later today, and a few severe thunderstorms are possible. Read more →
Dew points have been down in the comfortable range for the third consecutive breezy day. Scattered thunderstorms have rumbled across the Arrowhead this afternoon, but the rest of the state has been rain-free. July has been quite a wet month for most of Minnesota. My backyard rain gauge recorded 8.40 inches during the month. Nearby Read more →
An unusually strong low pressure system for late July is swirling through Ontario, Canada today. The strong pressure gradient around the spinning low will crank up gale force winds across Minnesota and Lake Superior. Read more →