Excessive Heat in Twin Cities

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As per the forecast warning from the National Weather Service, Twin Cities is experiencing an excessive heat wave since Tuesday and expected to continue until Thursday evening.

Yesterday, the daytime temp reached 990F with a heat index of 1220F. The expected high temp for today is said to reach 970F with a heat index of 1050F.

MPR News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard, said “Our record highs the next few days are about 97 to 98 degrees so we could break some of those (records). But hitting 100, we’ve only done once in the last 75 years. The last time was in 1988. And the all-time August temperature record for the Twin Cities is 103.”

MN energy service provider Xcel Energy has requested its customer to set their air conditioning thermostat settings by “two to four degrees between the hours of 3 p.m and 7 p.m.”.

Our air conditioning unit is unable to cool our home to the set temp because of the excessive heat outside. Our inside home temperature has reached 84F even though it’s set at 77F.

After Wednesday night, the temp is expected to cool off during the weekend. The temperature said to drop into the mid-80s Friday and by the weekend most of us will be in the 70s statewide.

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