Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday July 23, 2009

** A few isolated showers and thunderstorms possible today but most of the day and area will be dry then showers and thunderstorms likley late tonight through Friday. A few stronger storms are possible late this afternoon and evening just northwest of Bay Lake - the storms later tonight could produce brief heavy downpours of rain, hail, frequent lightning and high wind gusts.

** Lake temperatures are running in the low to mid 70s around Bay Lake and should be in the upper 70s around July 25th.

The average temperature at Bay Lake in July goes from an average high of 79 and an average low of 56 degrees on July 1st to an average high of 81 and average low of 58 on July 31st. Jonathan Yuhas

TODAY: Partly cloudy with with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible at anytime especially this afternoon - some of the storms could be Strong and produce hail, gusty winds, frequent lightning and some heavier downpours of rain - widespread Severe weather is not expected but be prepared to move indoors if a storm approaches - the greatest risk for storms today will be about 100 miles northwest of Bay Lake.

High: 81 degrees.

Wind: Southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Chance for rain today: 20% before noon then 30% noon through 2 P.M. and 50% 3 P.M. through 8 P.M. then 80% after 9 P.M.

** The UV Index today is 7, which is HIGH meaning you can sunburn in 20 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.

7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with spotty showers and thunderstorms in the area - some of the storms could produce hail, brief heavy downpours of rain and frequent lightning - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph but higher gusts possible near thunderstorms - chance for rain is 50%. Sunset tonight is 8:53 P.M.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - heavy downpours of rain possible at times.

Low: 62 degrees.

Wind: Southwest at 7 to 14 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.

Chance for rain tonight: 50% through 8:00 P.M. then 80% after 9 P.M. through sunrise Friday.

FRIDAY: Breey with partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms especially in the morning.

High: 76 degrees.

Wind: West-Southwest at 8 to 16 mph in the morning then Northwest at 9 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Chance for rain: 80% sunrise through 12 P.M. then 50% 12 P.M. through 3 P.M. and 30% the rest of the day.

7 P.M. Partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm - temperatures will be near 70 degrees with West-Northwest winds at 8 to 16 mph - chance for rain is 30%. Sunset is 8:52 P.M.

Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:

SAT....................72........Cooler with partly to mostly cloudy skies and chance for spotty showers - chance for rain is 30%.

SUN....................78........Partly cloudy and warmer.

MON....................75........Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 60%.

Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 57 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....81 degrees

Average low:.....57 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:44 A.M.

Sunset:....8:53 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/23/2009

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.