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*****Strong T-Storms moving east of Bay Lake but more storms on the way so be prepared for some Severe thunderstorms at anytime today.
** 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: Partly to mostly cloudy and very humid with scattered thunderstorms on and off through the day - some of the storms may be Severe with frequent lightning, hail, heavy rains and damaging winds - chance for rain today is 90%.
High: 84 degrees ( dew points in the low 70s - very humid )
Wind: Southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for Rain today: 90%.
** The UV Index today is 5, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 35 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and some could be Severe especially to the south - temperatures will be near 80 degrees ( humid ) with winds from the West at 9 to 18 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:49 P.M. - chance for rain is 90%.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with thunderstorms producing heavy downpours of rain - chance for rain is 90%.
Low: 62 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 7 to 14 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain tonight: 90%.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny, cooler and less humid.
High: 78 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be in the comfortable non-humid mid 50s ).
Wind: Northwest winds at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain: Chance for rain is 0%.
7 P.M. Clear skies with temperatures in the mid 70s and winds from the Northwest at 6 to 12 mph. Chance for rain is 0%. Sunset Wednesday night is 8:48 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
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.
SATURDAY...............................80...Partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm - chance for rain is 30%.
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.