Twin Cities Residents Getting Tired Of Summer Chill

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We’re getting towards the end of June, and temperatures this week have been consistently below normal.

It barely got above 60 degrees in the Twin Cities metro area on Thursday. It will finally get above 70 for the weekend ahead, but after a brutal winter and a miserable spring in the weather department, residents in the Twin Cities are getting tired of it.

“This sucks, and I want it to get warmer,” said Emma Wiermaa of White Bear Lake.

That was the sentiment across the board on Thursday, like at a working picnic for hospital professionals in Como Park. They said they thought it would be warmer when they planned the event.

“We had summer, we’re moving into fall,” said a person at the picnic.

Kids were cold at the morning swimming lessons Thursday morning at the new Highland Aquatic Park in St. Paul. So cold the facility closed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’re not gonna do the open swim, we’re hoping to do the lap swim at five o’clock though,” said Camolly Williams with the City of St. Paul.

“Whenever we got out of the pool we were freezing, we just wanted to jump back in,” said one swimmer. “Well it’s kind of unusual cause usually its more warmer.”

A hooded sweatshirt was standard attire poolside on Thursday. One guy was checking the weather on his mom’s phone.

“Today is rainy, tomorrow is 77,” he said. “I know, we bring sweatshirts to swimming lessons, it just doesn’t make any sense.”

There were more long sleeves at the miniature golf course in Como Park. A couple of twins were bundled up in their stroller, but their mom knows what the weather should be like in June.

“Probably real sunny and hot, and the sprinklers would be going, and kids would be running around in their shorts and tank tops, but not today, it freezing cold,” Wiermaa said.

Kids playing on the Beach at lake Calhoun in Minneapolis were wearing their stocking caps. Warm clothes were also required to sit in the grass.  How do people feel about this?

“Very disappointed,” one person said.


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