Independence Day 2009 -- National Weather Service Chanhassen

Taken from the Chanhassen National Weather Service Office.

The Fourth of July Holiday normally features temperatures between 80 and 85, with lows ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s across central and south central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Precipitation has also occurred on about 40 percent of Independence days throughout the historical climate record. While this afternoon will not see any rain, there is a chance later tonight with the approach of a cool front from the northwest. Last year [2008] saw a humid July 4th, with a high of 85 and a balmy low of 73 in the Twin Cities. To reflect just how moist the atmosphere was last year [2008] on July 4th, the precipitable water (2.26") measured on that morning's balloon launch from our office in Chanhassen was one of the highest on record in Minnesota (1948-present). There were also areas of showers and thunderstorms during that morning. More memorable Independence days, weather-wise, include:

Historical Fourth of July Temperature and Precipitation Highlights