Hey cold weather whiners, maybe you should start appreciating our Minnesota weather. Yeah, I’m talking to folks who never think it’s ever warm in Minnesota. Well, I’m here to tell you that we are finishing up one of the warmest warm seasons since records began in 1872, so maybe you should keep your grumbling to yourself.
Those few “cool” mornings that you were complaining about over the last couple of months? The few and far between rainy days that you scoffed at? Yeah, just so you know, we’ve had MANY more in years past. We are now in the depths of one of the warmest 4-month periods ever.
Our average temperature from May through the first half of August is now 72.4°… that’s just a half a degree shy of the record warmth for this period set back in 1988, the warmest summer season on record in the Twin Cities.
While we have half of August to go, there are very few sub average days in the forecast, even in the long term. This means that this year will easily be in the top 7 for warmest May through Augusts… with a top 3 showing likely. If we continue this trend into September, then it could easily be one of the top 5 warmest warm seasons (May – September) on record for the metro, dating back to 1872.
Not a big surprise considering nighttime temperatures have become so much warmer over the last several years. It also shouldn’t be ignored that the metro just experienced the warmest 36 month and 48 month time periods, ending in July.
So for those of you that think it’s “always cold in Minnesota” and we have “perpetual winter”… maybe these stats will get you to think twice before being a weather Debbie downer cause Minnesota weather just really isn’t that bad. And for many warm weather lovers, it’s only getting better.