Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday May 21, 2009

** Much lighter wind conditions today in the Bay Lake area as winds will be from the Northwest at less than 15 mph all day. Lake water temperatures around central Minnesota including the Bay Lake area are running from 53 to 58 degrees and should conitnue climbing into the upper 50s to low 60s through the upcoming weekend - water temperatures under 70 degrees are considered to cold for swimming but by early June water temperatures in the Bay Lake area should be approaching 70 degrees.

TODAY: Cloudy this morning with some sprinkles and spotty showers then becoming partly cloudy to sunny during the afternoon.

High: 65 degrees.

Wind: Northwest 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain today: 30% from 8 A.M. to 10 A.M. then 10% from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 0% the rest of the day.

** The UV Index today is 6, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 25 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.

7 P.M. Weather: Clear skies and pleasant conditions - temperatures will be in the low 60s with light winds from the Northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset 8:44 P.M.

TONIGHT: Clear skies - some patchy fog possible in low lying areas after 12 A.M.

Low: 44 degrees.

Wind: Light Winds

Chance for rain tonight: 0%.


FRIDAY: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy and breezy during the afternoon.

High: 70 degrees

Wind: Southwest at 8 to 16 mph.

Chance for rain: 0%.

7 P.M. Partly cloudy - temperatures will be in the mid 60s with Southwest winds at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset is 8:44 P.M.

Extended Outlook:

SAT.....................69.......Sunny to partly cloudy.

SUN.....................70.......A mix of clouds and sun with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain is 20% after 4 P.M.

MON.....................71.......Partly cloudy with a chance for late afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 20% from 3 P.M. through 7 P.M. and 60% after 7 P.M.

Average high through the extended period is 70 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....69 degrees

Average low:.....45 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:36 A.M.

Sunset:....8:43 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/20/2009

Click on the boxes below to view live radar data from the National Weather Service in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Duluth/Superior and Fargo/Grand Forks. The radars will indicate active areas of thunderstorms and rain near the Bay Lake/Brainerd areas - Bay Lake is about 20 miles southeast of Brainerd.