Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Easter Sunday to Remember!

Weather Headlines

* Average Twin Cities high temperature on Easter: 55 F. Some thermometers approach 60 this afternoon
* High, thin (cirrus) clouds increase Sunday PM hours, dimming the sun from time to time.
* "Omega Block" pattern in the jet stream (storms on either coast, high pressure sandwiched in-between over the Northern Plains) will keep us dry and seasonably mild into the first half of next week.
* Rain/snow mix possible near Rockford, Illinois, maybe a slushy coating for northern Illinois.
* First chance of rain: Thursday/Friday.
* Saturday, April 18th: potentially damp start, but skies brighten later in the day. Sunday (April 19) still appears to be the sunnier, drier, nicer day of the 18th/19th April weekend.
* GFS computer model hinting at 70 in roughly 12-13 days!

Easter Sunday: Sun dimmed by high clouds, still very pleasant. Winds: SE 10-15 High: near 60

Tonight: Patchy clouds - light winds. Low: 38

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, probably dry. High: 54

Tuesday: Getting sunnier and nicer again. High: 55

Wednesday: Sunny start, then increasing clouds. High: 57

Thursday: Good chance of showers, even some steadier rain. High: 53

Friday: Windy and gray with showers tapering. High: near 50

Saturday: Damp start, early sprinkles, then gradual PM clearing. High: 52

Sunday (April 19) Nicer day of the weekend. More sun, a bit milder. High: 55

Monday: Partly cloudy, milder again. High: 65

Tuesday: A mix of clouds and sun, breezy. High: 61

Wednesday: More clouds, slightly cooler. High: 58

Thursday: Mostly sunny, "above average". High: 63

Friday: Fading sun, a serious case of spring fever. High: 68

Saturday (April 25): Mildest day yet? Partly sunny, almost warm! High: near 70

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