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Streak ends, and a look at August

July 19, 2012

  The high temperature at MSP on Wednesday was only 83 degrees. Why is that important? Well, it was the first time since June 26 that we didn’t have a MSP high temperature of 85 degrees or warmer. Our streak of 85 or warmer ended at 21 days, falling short of the Twin Cities record of 23 days set back in 1941. Based on data posted by the Twin Cities NWS (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mpx&storyid=85155&source=0), here’s a listing of the top streaks of 85 degrees or warmer in the Twin Cities:

  Rank  Number of days    End date

      1.             23               8/11/1941  

      2.             21               7/17/2012  

      3.             20               8/04/1935

      4.             17               7/08/1949     

  Looking ahead, we could see a warm August. The latest 30 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows a tendency for above-normal temperatures over Minnesota and Wisconsin:

   We’re no strangers to warm temperatures around here…May of 2011 was the last month that was cooler than normal in the Twin Cities!

  I’m on Twitter: @RonTrenda and LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rontrenda

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