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** 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 early August.
During the month of August at Bay Lake 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: Hazy, hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms at times especially in the late afternoon and evening - some of the storms could be Severe with heavy rain, hail and damaging winds.
High: 88 degrees - heat index values in the mid to upper 90s - humid ( dew point temperatures in the sticky upper 60s )
Wind: Southeast winds at 7 to 14 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for Rain today: 60%.
** 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: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and some could be Severe - temperatures in the low 80s and winds will be from the Southeast at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:29 P.M. - chance for rain is 60%.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms - some heavy rainfall at times.
Low: 68 degrees.
Wind: South at 6 to 14 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain tonight: 80%.
FRIDAY: Humid with scattered thunderstorms in the morning then some sun followed by more thunderstorms in the afternoon and some could be Strong.
High: 82 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be very humid in the low 70s ).
Wind: South winds at 7 to 14 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain: Chance for rain is 90% all day.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the area and some could be Strong - temperatures will be in the upper 70s with dew point temperatures in the humid upper 60s. Winds will be from the South at 7 to 14 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms. Chance for rain is 90%. Sunset Friday is 8:28 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SATURDAY......................................78...Cloudy with scattered showers in the morning then partly cloudy, breezy and less humid in the afternoon - chance for rain is 80% in the morning and 30% in the afternoon.
SUNDAY..........................................75...Partly cloudy and much lower humidity.
Average high through the extended period is 79 degrees and the average low is 56 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....80 degrees
Average low:.....57 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 8/12/2010
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.