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*****Severe T-Storm now in the city of Brainerd and heading toward the Bay Lake area as of 7:30am - the most intense part of the storm will move south of Brainerd toward the Little Falls area thru 8am but be ready for gusty winds on the leading edge of the storm before 8am followed by rain - additional active thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon. Check link http://www.kare11.com/weather/wx_skyscan.aspx?map=stc&img=3&appCode=43618 for radar view - Jonathan Yuhas
** Lake water temperatures are in the upper 70s on Bay Lake right now. Usually 70 degree lake water is the point in which it is safe to swim - lake water temperatures at Bay Lake reach highest levels of about 80 degrees in July.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in late July goes from an average high of 81 degrees and an average low of 58 degrees. During the month of August the average high is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees on August 1st then an average high of 79 degrees and average low of 56 degrees on August 15th and an average high of 74 degrees and average low of 53 degrees on August 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Sunny to partly cloudy and breezy.
High: 85 degrees ( dew points in the low 60s - muggy )
Wind: South winds at 8 to 16 mph.
Chance for Rain today: 0%.
** The UV Index today is 8, which is HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 15 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Increasing clouds and a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm - temperatures will be in the low 80s with winds from the South at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:50 P.M. - chance for rain is 20%.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 20%.
Low: 68 degrees.
Wind: South at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 20%.
TUESDAY: Hot and humid with partly to mostly cloudy skies - winds will be gusty from the Southwest at 10 to 20 mph and scattered thunderstorms are possible at anytime but most likely after 2 P.M. and some could be Severe with damaging winds and heavy rains - chance for rain is 20% before noon then 40% from noon to 2 P.M. then 60% from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 90% after 4 P.M.
High: 90 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be in the very humid low 70s pushing heat index values into the low to mid 90s ).
Wind: Southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain: Chance for rain is 20% before noon then 40% from noon to 2 P.M. then 60% from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 90% after 4 P.M.
7 P.M. Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and some could be Severe - temperatures will be in in the low 80s with West winds at 7 to 14 mph and higher gusts near thunderstorms. Chance for rain is 90%. Sunset Tuesday night is 8:49 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
WEDNESDAY............................78...Morning clouds and showers then partly cloudy to sunny, breezy and less humid in the afternoon - chance for rain in the morning is 70%.
THURSDAY..............................79...Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant.
FRIDAY....................................81...Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain is 30% in the afternoon and 40% in the evening.
Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....81 degrees
Average low:.....58 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/27/2010
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.