Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday May 13, 2009

** Another windy day ahead for the Bay Lake area with West-Southwest winds up to 30 mph this afternoon - the winds will be lighter on Thursday! If you are planting things outside be careful as some patchy frost is possible this weekend on Sunday morning as lows fall into the low to mid 30s. Spring is moving slow this year but things are greening up quickly now around the Bay Lake area! Lilacs are blooming in Minneapolis now and should bloom around May 20 in the Bay Lake area.

TODAY: A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms at anytime. Winds will be strong today producing choppy lake waters.

High: 68 degrees.

Wind: West-Southwest at 15 to 30 mph.

Chance for rain today: 30% between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M.

** The UV Index today is 5, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 35 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.

7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers - chance for rain is 20% - temperatures will be in the low 60s and winds will be from the West at 13 to 26 mph. Sunset 8:34 P.M.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.

Low: 42 degrees.

Wind: Northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 20% through through 4 A.M. Wednesday.

THURSDAY: Cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny by noon. It will be breezy in the morning then decreasing winds during the afternoon.

High: 59 degrees

Wind: Northwest at 12 to 24 mph in the morning then Northwest at 8 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Chance for rain: 0%.

7 P.M. Clear skies - temperatures will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds.

Extended Outlook:

FRI.....................60.......Morning sunshine then increasing clouds with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain after 1 P.M. is 40% and 70% after 5 P.M.

SAT.....................58.......Morning clouds then becoming partly cloudy in the late afternoon - chance for rain is 0%.

SUN.....................60.......Sunny to partly cloudy - pleasant but cool for May.

Average high through the extended period is 68 degrees and the average low is 45 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....66 degrees

Average low:.....44 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:47 A.M.

Sunset:....8:34 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/13/2009

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.