Crops in Great Shape:
Early planting and nearly seasonal temperatures with continued adequate rainfall across the state have promoted very good prospects for Minnesota crops this year. With 77 percent of the MN corn crop in good to excellent condition and 74 percent of the soybean crop in good to excellent condition, crop producers and consultants are pleased with the growing season so far. Soil moisture storage is adequate in most areas of the state. Farmers are trying to catch up on weed control with cultivation or use of post-emergence herbicides.
Some areas of the state have already received over 4 inches of rainfall this month, including 5.68" at Melrose, 4.45" at Sartell, 4.35" at Waseca, 4.28" at Owatonna, 4.06" at Austin, 4.47" at Caledonia, 4.28" at Zumbrota, and 5.11" at Theilman. It looks like the balance of June will continue to bring adequate rainfall and near normal temperatures, and hopefully we'll miss any widespread severe weather outbreak.
New Seasonal Climate Outlook:
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Twin Cities Almanac for June 19th:
MSP Local Records for June 19th:
MSP weather records for this date include: highest daily maximum temperature of 100 degrees F in 1933; lowest daily maximum temperature of 56 degrees F in 1946: lowest daily minimum temperature is 41 degrees F in 1950; highest daily minimum temperature of 75°F in 1933; record precipitation of 4.13 inches 2014; and no snowfall has been recorded on this date.
Average dew point for June 19th is 55 degrees F, with a maximum of 76 degrees F in 1953 and a minimum of 31 degrees F in 1992.
All-Time State Records for June 19th:
Past Weather Features:
June 19-21, 1979 brought strong thunderstorms to many parts of Minnesota. Storm damage was inflicted by heavy rains and very strong downburst winds, measured up to 100 mph. Many homes and farm buildings were damaged by the winds, and a number of power lines were taken down. Some farm fields were flooded by 3 to 4 inches of rain. In Otter Tail nearly 5 inches of rain was reported.
June 19, 2000 brought widespread frost to many parts of northern Minnesota. Embarrass and Tower both reported morning lows in the upper 20s F.