Posted May 7, 2007... My summer outlook for the Greater St. Paul / Minneapolis Region.
Following a slightly warmer than normal April, only 0.6 degrees above normal, and drier, 1.68 inches here in
White Bear Lake, May has started off on a warm note. Not really hot as we've been pretty cloudy but the clouds
have produced very little in the way of rain, as of yet.
Precipitation generally picks up in May,
averaging just above 3.5 inches. Over half that total falls the second half of the month.
Watsons' Weather Watch Calendar my forecast for:
May 2007 calls for cooler
than average with above normal precipitation. My generally feeling, despite our slow start the first
half of the month will receive above normal rainfall with the second have being closer to normal. Look
for storms the last week of the month.
June 2007: Slightly warmer with below
normal rainfall. The best opportunity for soaking rains will come sometime between the 5th and the 12th.
Look for some hot temperatures as we enter the third week of June with some strong storms the last week
of the month.
July 2007: Above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall.
Better said, Hot and Dry. Don't expect good soaking rains this month but be ready for brief storms that are
more scattered and isolated rather than widespread. If you receive near normal rainfall this month
consider yourself one of the luck ones. Hot weather is favored from the 12th to the 20th.
August 2007: Slightly warmer and below normal rainfall. We'll see a continuation
of the hot and dry July I think. The heat will begin to break the last week of the month. Once
again I feel rainfall will scattered and isolated rather than wide spread and soaking. Look of a strong
storm the first week of August.