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Summer-like temperatures are finally here with the rain

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

We are now firmly into the month of June and temperatures will be very summer-like for the rest of the week and into the weekend. We should see lots of upper 70s and low to mid 80s for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Average high temperatures are now "usually" in the low to mid 70s across most of the area. We will experience above normal temperatures at least through Sunday.

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The 30-day outlook for the month of June calls for "equal chances" for either above or below normal temperatures and equal chances for precipitation. In other words, there is no real indication for a surge of warm air that will stay with us for the next several weeks. Areas to our south do have solid computer models that back up that part of the U.S. to have above normal temperatures.

The month of June has started off to be above normal in temperatures as they were during the month of May. We were four degrees above average during the month of May at St. Cloud and many other reported stations.

In addition, the spring of 2012 is the "warmest spring on record over central and southern Minnesota and is in the top five warmest over northern Minnesota."

Meteorological Spring (March-May) will finish with "an estimate of 54.0 degrees at the Twin Cities International Airport." This will make it the "warmest spring on record since modern record keeping began in 1873."

Our warm weather will continue over this upcoming weekend! Have a great weekend and try to stay cool!

Weather history

On this date in 1864 light frost was reported across parts of Minnesota as a cold air mass moved over the state of Minnesota.

Weather fact

Frost definition: A deposit of "small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing."

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 61; High 82.

Duluth: Low 49; High 70.

Park Rapids: Low 58; High 79.

Twin Cities: Low 61; High 80.

Rochester: Low 56; High 80.

Marshall: Low 58; High 81.

Wednesday

Partly cloudy. High 79; Low 60. Winds: E 5-15 mph. Precipitation: None. Sunrise: 5:34 a.m. Sunset: 9:03 p.m. Normal high: 71; Normal low: 50.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms is possible Wednesday night into Thursday, and again Friday and into the weekend as a series of disturbance pushes through Minnesota.

Thursday

Partly cloudy; 20 percent chance of showers/t-storms. High 80; Low 63 Winds: SE/S 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20".

Friday

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers/t-storms. High 81; Low 63. Winds: SW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: .10"-40".

Saturday

Partly cloudy and warm, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 85; Low 63. Winds: S 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20".

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