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** Lake water temperatures are in the mid 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: Mostly cloudy and humid with scattered thunderstorms at times - some of the storms may produce heavy downpours and hail at times - chance for rain is 70% all day.
High: 74 degrees ( dew point in the muggy low 60s ).
Wind: West winds at 7 to 14 mph but shifting to various directions during the afternoon.
Chance for Rain today: 70% all day.
** The UV Index today is 3, which is LOW - low amounts of sun expected today so sunburn not an issue.
7 P.M. Weather: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the area - temperatures will be in the low 70s with light winds. Sunset tonight is 8:21 P.M. - chance for rain is 70%.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 70%.
Low: 56 degrees.
Wind: Northeast at 3 to 6 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 70%.
THURSDAY: A mix of clouds and sun.
High: 77 degrees.
Wind: East-Southeast winds at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: Chance for rain is 50% in the evening.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy - temperatures will be in the low 70s. Winds will be from the East-Southeast at 6 to 12 mph. Chance for rain is 0%. Sunset Thursday is 8:20 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRIDAY.....................................74...Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms until noon then some afternoon sun with a chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance for rain is 80% in the morning and 50% in the afternoon.
SATURDAY..............................82...Partly cloudy and muggy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm. Chance for rain is 30%.
SUNDAY..................................85...Partly cloudy, breezy and humid.
Average high through the extended period is 78 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....78 degrees
Average low:.....55 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 8/18/2010
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.