Recording the 3rd coldest statewide July in history wasn’t enough for Mother Nature. Cold weather put its signature on the start of August in Minnesota as well. The following locations set new low temperature records for the morning of August 2, 2009:
International Falls 42 degrees F
Crane Lake 39 degrees F
Orr 39 degrees F
Embarrass 37 degrees F
Although the outlook for early August favors cooler than normal weather transitioning into near normal temperatures, the Climate Prediction Center sees a warm up on the way for mid-month that may bring us a few more days with 90 degrees F (or at least many days in the 80s F). This would be welcome by many Minnesota corn farmers are they are watching and worrying about a crop that is running 8 to 11 days behind normal development. Warm temperatures would help it catch up!