Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday July 15, 2009

** The thunderstorms on Tuesday produced heavy rainfall in the Bay Lake area with radar estimates of 2" to 4" of rain during the storms between 5 P.M. and 8 P.M. Some spotty flooding was reported around the area near small creeks and streams so be alert that some standing water may still be present today in areas around Bay Lake. The threat for heavy rain is now over for the rest of the week.

** Cooler days ahead the rest of the week then warmer by the weekend. Temperatures will be very cool for July on Thursday and Friday then warmer by Saturday. Highs will only be in the mid to upper 60s on Thursday and the low to mid 60s Friday which is over 15 degrees below average - winds will be gusty Wednesday through Friday then much lighter by the weekend.

** 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: Cloudy this morning with areas of fog and drizzle then becoming partly cloudy around noon - it will be breezy during the afternoon and less humid.

High: 72 degrees.

Wind: Northwest at 11 to 22 mph.

Chance for rain today: 20% before 11 A.M. then 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: Partly cloudy and breezy - temperatures will be in the mid 60s with Northwest winds at 9 to 18 mph. Sunset tonight is 9:02 P.M.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool.

Low: 52 degrees.

Wind: Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 0%.

THURSDAY: Windy and cool with a mix of clouds and sun - an isolated light rain shower is possible between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M.

High: 68 degrees.

Wind: Northwest at 11 to 22 mph.

Chance for rain: 10% between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M.

7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and cool - temperatures will be in the low 60s with Northwest winds at 8 to 16 mph - chance for rain is 0%. Sunset is 9:02 P.M.

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

FRI....................63........Partly to mostly cloudy and very cool for July.

SAT....................74........Sunny to partly cloudy and warmer.

SUN....................78........Sunny and even warmer.

Average high through the extended period is 80 degrees and the average low is 56 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....80 degrees

Average low:.....56 degrees.

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

Sunset:....9:02 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/16/2009

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.