Posted at 11:35 PM on September 4, 2011
by Paul Huttner
The details from Twin Cities NWS:
August and Summer Climate Statistics
"Meteorological summer is defined as June, July, and August. This three month span averaged warmer and wetter than normal across the area. July was the most pronounced month for warm temperatures. Here are some top ten facts from this summer:"
•10th warmest summer on record in the Twin Cities
•2nd warmest nighttime lows in summer on record in the Twin Cities
•9th wettest summer on record in Eau Claire, even after being two inches below normal in August.
Labor Day morning brought the coolest temps in over 3 months to Minnesota. The last time the metro dipped into the upper 40s was May 27th when the mercury bottomed out at 47 degrees at MSP.
The early September chill won't last. Look for a warming trend this week that will boost temps back into the upper 70s and low 80 by late this week.
The week ahead looks dry, sunny and pleasant.
There's still plenty of time to soak up some more sun, or get those last few rounds of golf and boat rides in.