In the weather business we know that you can only run a string of nice days together for so long. Here’s the six to ten day precipitation outlook for the period August 31st to September 4th from the Climate Prediction Center.
This period of dry and increasingly warm weather will give way to better chances for precipitation as we head into next week. Making plans to attend this year’s Fair, keep this graphic in mind. Of course rain falling from 10pm to 6am doesn’t spoil plans too much. Details on impending precipitation forthcoming, as determined by your favorite meteorologist.
According to the State Climate Office there was less than a tenth of an inch of moisture measured in the proximity of the Fair Grounds for the 2009 run of the Fair.
Here’s a nice write-up by the DNR Climate Office on historical weather at the Minnesota State Fair.