Seven Days With 1″+ Of Rain In The Twin Cities So Far In 2016

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The Twin Cities saw their seventh day with one inch or more of rain Tuesday, with 1.01″ falling. The rain on Tuesday put the Twin Cities officially over the number of average 1″+ rainfall days per year (six) and above the number of 1″+ days last year (also six). Looking elsewhere across the state, St. Cloud so far has seen five days with at least one inch of rain of rain, sitting right about average for the entire year. Duluth has also seen five days with at least one inch of rain so far this year. The wettest day for both St. Cloud and Duluth so far in 2016 was July 11th.

International Falls – Second Coldest August 21st Low On Record


It was a cool start to the day Sunday in International Falls as the temperature dropped to 37. Yesterday’s low was tied for the second coldest low on record for August 21st along with 2011 and 1956.

The coldest start to an August 21st on record was back in 2004 with a low of 32. That 32 in 2004 was the second earliest first 32 on record for the Icebox of the Nation. The earliest was on August 20, 1907.

Highs Stuck In The 60s And 70s Yesterday


Yesterday was a cool day across the state of Minnesota. Highs were stuck in the 60s to low 70s under cloud cover and rain. The list above – courtesy the Iowa Environmental Mesonet – shows the coolest highs across the state (third column). The coolest was at the Cook County Airport, which only made it to 61. Other notable highs:

  • Duluth: 65
  • St. Cloud: 68
  • Minneapolis: 68
  • Rochester: 69
  • International Falls: 69
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