** Now that it is September you may be thinking about Fall color. Pockets of Fall color show up around Bay Lake by mid September and by the last week many of the trees especially the Sugar Maple trees are showing excellent color. The average best date for Fall color around Bay Lake is between October 1st and October 5th.
** Lake temperatures are holding near 70 degrees on Bay Lake.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in September 1 goes from an average high of 73 degrees and an average low of 52 degrees on September 1st to an average high of 62 degrees and average low of 40 degrees on September 30th. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and muggy with scattered thunderstorms possible this afternoon and some of the storms could be Strong producing heavy downpours of rain, frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds. The best chance for thunderstorms during the daylight hours will be just west of Bay Lake.
High: 80 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain today: 20% before noon then 40% 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. and 60% after 6 P.M.
** 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 to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the area - chance for rain is 60% - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Southeast winds at 9 to 18 mph. Sunset tonight is 7:40 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 59 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 60%.
WEDNESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms at times especially in the morning.
High: 74 degrees - muggy with dew point temperatures in the low 60s.
Wind: Southwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 80% through 12 P.M. then 50% 1 P.M. through 6 P.M. and 30% after 6 P.M.
7 P.M. Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 30% - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with South winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset is 7:38 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
THU......................75.......Sunny to partly cloudy.
FRI......................70.......Sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and still a chance for showers in the evening - chance for rain is 60% during the afternoon and 50% in the evening.
SAT......................66.......Mostly cloudy with scattered showers at times - much cooler - chance for rain is 60%.
SUN......................65.......Partly to mostly cloudy with spotty showers - chance for rain is 60%.
Average high through the extended period is 70 degrees and the average low is 49 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....71 degrees
Average low:.....50 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/08/2009
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.