Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday May 28, 2011

Welcome back to another Summer with your daily Ruttger's weather forecast!

** Isolated Strong T-Storms possible this afternoon and again Monday. Just be ready to move inside quickly as storms may sneak up on you today.

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** Lake water temperatures are in the low 60s at Bay Lake.

The average temperature at Bay Lake in May goes from an average high of 72 degrees and an average low of 48 degrees on May 31st to an average high of 79 degrees and average low of 55 degrees on June 30th. Jonathan Yuhas

TODAY: A mix of clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms developing rapidly after 2 P.M. and becoming likely after 4 P.M. - some of the storms could produce brief heavy downpours of rain, hail, cloud to ground lightning and high wind gust - the storms will not be strong for long and should be quickly followed by calmer and cooler weather with shower activity into the early evening but some peeks of sun too.

High: 68 degrees.

Wind: Gusty from the South-Southwest at 11 to 22 mph.

Chance for Rain today: 40% at 2 P.M. then 60% at 3 P.M. and 80% after 4 P.M.

** 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: Cloudy with some peeks of sun and scattered showers - the showers will mostly break up after 9 P.M. - temperatures will be in the low 60s with winds from the Southwest at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:48 P.M. - chance for rain is 80%.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers at times.

Low: 48 degrees.

Wind: Southwest at 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 80% 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. then 50% 9 P.M. to 10 P.M. and less than 20% after 10 P.M.

SUNDAY: A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for showers and thunderstorms after 10 P.M.

High: 70 degrees.

Wind: West 6 to 12 mph shifting to the East at 3 to 6 mph by sunset.

Chance for rain: 30% after 10 P.M. then 70% after 4 A.M. Monday.

7 P.M. Partly cloudy with light West-Southwest winds at 3 to 6 mph - chance for rain is 0% - sunset Sunday evening is 8:49 P.M.

Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:

MONDAY......................................................77...Cloudy and windy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning - a few of the morning storms could be strong then a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms redeveloping and some could be strong to severe especially in the early evening - chance for rain is 90% in the morning before noon then 50% between noon and 5 P.M. and 80% after 5 P.M.

TUESDAY......................................................68...Cloudy and windy with showers in the morning then breezy, partly cloudy and cooler in the afternoon - chance for rain is 60% around sunrise then 40% the rest of the morning and 10% in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY...................................................70...Sunny and pleasant.

Average high through the extended period is 71 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....71 degrees

Average low:.....47 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:34 A.M.

Sunset:....8:48 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/28/2011

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.