Heat Haves

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Today is the fifth-day of above 900F temp in the Twin Cities. Weathermen are forecasting that it might continue next 2-3 days, making a continues above 90F temp in the month of June.

MPR News writes: “Daytime highs will also run far above average, with much of Minnesota at least 20 degrees above average and in the 90s. Western Minnesota could see a few 100s both days”. However, according to the MN Department of Natural resources (DNR), it’s still no match to Minnesota’s Worst Heat Wave on Record (July 5 to July 18, 1936).

In the Twin Cities, the high temperature was 90 degrees F or higher for 14 straight days, including 8 days with high temperatures at or above 100 degrees F. That’s more 100-degree days than the Twin Cities recorded for all of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s combined!

MN Department of Natural Resources

Because of this continues heat waves even some St. Paul and Mpls. schools were cancelled for the week due to the heat wave, bringing an early end to the school year.

On Wednesday June 4, Twin cities metro had record setting 97F, however statewide, the hottest temp was 102 degrees in Moorhead and Hallock.

Many of us fortunate enough to have air conditioning in our home or businesses to mitigate the effect of high temperature, however many Minnesota old houses don’t have air conditioning because when the houses were built the summer weather was not hot then.