Posted at 1:59 PM on May 9, 2008
by Craig Edwards
We've had some good feedback on our chats and web blogs/Updraft, along with soaring listenership on the weather geek podcast, Jet Streaming. One message I've heard a couple of times, with regard to boosting value to our forecast, is a little more emphasis on wind, particularly on the weekend.
The National Weather Service collaborates with surrounding offices to mosaic hourly forecasts out seven days that include all the relevant elements of satisfying customer's needs for weather information. One could surmise that the hourly details lose accuracy beyond day three, but at least the information is posted for viewing.
With the important fishing opener this weekend, we can tell you the better chances for staying dry will come in northern Minnesota on Saturday morning. Rain could hold off until noon in eastern Minnesota.
I've added a link below to help relate the forecast parameters that can be of interest as you take to the lakes and rivers in the next 12 hours or so. The information is of equal value if you are involved in gardening, recreation or hosting an outdoor social event.
Check it out. You will have to carefully pan the mouse for specifics on time and place.