** 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 to mostly cloudy with spotty showers this morning then scattered thunderstorms this afternoon - by no means a wash out but some of the 20 to 30 minute isolated showers and thunderstorms could produce brief heavy downpours of rain especially later this afternoon. It will be muggy today with dew point temperatures in the upper 50s then turning less humid tonight.
High: 75 degrees.
Wind: South at 5 to 10 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain today: 30% before noon then 40% 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. and 60% from 3 P.M. through 8 P.M. then less than 20% after 9 P.M.
** The UV Index today is 4, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 40 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 near 70 degrees with South winds at 3 to 6 mph. Sunset tonight is 7:38 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy early with isolated showers then partly cloudy with patchy fog developing after 11 P.M.
Low: 52 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 60% through 8 P.M. then 20% at 9 P.M. and less than 10% after 10 P.M.
THURSDAY: Patchy morning fog then sunny to partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm during the afternoon.
High: 78 degrees.
Wind: South at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 20% between 12 P.M. and 7 P.M. but most areas will be dry.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm - chance for rain is 20% - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with South winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset is 7:36 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRI......................73.......Sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and still a chance for showers in the evening - some of the early afternoon storms could be Strong with frequent lightning, heavy downpours, hail and gusty winds - chance for rain is 60% during the afternoon and into the evening.
SAT......................69.......Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms at times mainly during the afternoon - chance for rain is 60%.
SUN......................68.......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 48 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....70 degrees
Average low:.....49 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/09/2009
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.