Weekend heat kicks in; Friday “super soaker” recap

It’s here!

Heat advisories and warnings kick in this weekend, as temperatures soar through the 90s.

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Table shows maximum daily forecast heat index and probabilities.

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Heat index could surge well over 100 Sunday & Monday.

HENNEPIN-RAMSEY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MINNEAPOLIS…ST. PAUL

346 PM CDT FRI JUL 15 2011

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 9 PM CDT

WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY

TO 9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN

EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURE…AFTERNOON HIGHS IN THE MID 90S WITH LOW

TEMPERATURES AROUND 80 DEGREES.

* HEAT INDEX…AROUND 110 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY

EVENING.

* IMPACTS…THESE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A

HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN

POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR

EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT

STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN

POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS

IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY

HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE

IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF

DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT

TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS

SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF

FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…

AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Friday Super Soaker:

The Huttner Weather Lab picked up an astounding 3.05″ rain blast Friday. Many locatins recorded over 2″ to 4″, with a whopping 6.75″ at Osakis in west central Minnesota!

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

1036 AM CDT FRI JUL 15 2011

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…

..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

..REMARKS..

1035 AM HEAVY RAIN OSAKIS 45.87N 95.15W

07/15/2011 M6.75 INCH DOUGLAS MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

SHERRIF CALLED TWO OF HIS DEPUTIES REPORT 6.75 INCHES OF

RAIN.

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Stay cool this weekend!

PH

  • Ben

    My eyes bulged at 66.75″ of rain! That’s a typo, right?

  • ML

    Hi Paul,

    Do you have any comments about how well the models did or did not do in forecasting the large rain volume Friday to Saturday? It seemed to me like the heavy rain was not well predicted.

    Thanks for the blog, it is a wonderful resource.

  • DI

    ML commented It seemed to me like the heavy rain was not well predicted.

    FWIW, Friday evening’s HWO mentioned “THE PRIMARY RISK WILL BE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.”