A hyperactive sun has spawned twin geomagnetic storms that have been pummeling earth's magnetosphere and the effect will likely peak over the weekend.
The combination of two celestial events and a crisp clean and dry Canadian air mass overhead could make for some of the best sky watching over Minnesota in years.
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are making a beeline for the Hawaiian Islands.
Looking at the data, you can see there may be no such thing as an average summer when it comes to the number of 90 degree days in the Twin Cities.
Minnesotans earn our summers. We endure, no survive winter's daylight deprivation, Polar Vortexes and Snowmageddons.
Temperatures in the low to mid 80s and dew points in the 60s is pretty typical for early August. The lakes are (reasonably) warm, the landscape is lush green and the mosquito population has finally crashed to late summer levels. Quality of life is high these days.
The wettest year through the first half in much of Minnesota has mercifully eased back a bit this month for the metro.
You might be forgiven for wondering how it could be the third warmest year on record globally if you live in Minnesota.
A well predicted storm tore across the Red River Valley and northern Minnesota as expected overnight. The damage reports are extensive.
A massive smoke plume sliding south from Canada has drifted over Minnesota and the northern tier of states today. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in western Canada, and the smoke plume is extensive.
With several dry, sunny days in the forecast, the pace of falling lake and river levels will pick up in the next few days. If the dry forecast holds, that could mean Lake Minnetonka will reach a level where 'no wake' rules could be removed as early as next week.
Meteorologists may finally get the chance to put their feet up on the Doppler and enjoy life for the first time this wacky weather year of 2014.
Monday's record cold polar vortex sideswipe spins mercifully eastward today. The waves of attacking rain squalls are gone, but we play hide and seek in clouds in the cool exhaust today and tonight.
The Twin Cities will likely tie or break the all time record for the coldest daytime maximum temps on Monday of 68 degrees -- set way back in 1884.
Expect storm clusters to increase and move in through this evening. Primary threats are damaging winds and large hail.