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.

  • Jill

    Global warming proponents are the deniers.

  • Darren

    I love it, my allergies have been much less bothersome this spring. Not all of us are upset with the temps.

  • Jon

    perrrffect weather. boost it up to 70 degrees all summer long and nix the rain, and we’d be riding in style.

  • Ron

    I love it. The winter snows and recent rains are recharging the groundwater, and lakes and wetlands are rebounding to normal water levels. The cooler weather is also keeping the evaporation rate way down. Thank God we don’t live in Arizona or Texas (hot, firew and dry).

    • Phid

      Yeah but crops are behind as a result.

  • Chad Fallon

    Global warming proponents…Umm I mean Climate Change Proponents would say because it is warming that its cold. Makes sense to me ;-)

  • Joe

    You would draw a conclusion about climate change based on your narrow, provincial view of the world from Minnesota? Wouldn’t it make more sense to look at average lows and highs in the course of an entire year in different parts of the world? Or compare decades? Wouldn’t it also make sense to look at changes in precipitation globally? Take a little time to do some research and then come back to post your thoughts about climate change.

    • Carl

      Joe is a global warming, Al Gore indoctrinate id iot

  • Head up ass

    @ joe

    man made global warming is a hoax! If you still believe in this you are truly an idoit.

    • Carl

      Joe is a global warming, Al Gore indoctrinate idiot

    • M B

      I hear that often from people who know very little but want to spout off much.
      Average Humans are far too short sighted of creatures to bother paying attention to trends. That’s why we have comments like the ones above. Try asking some climatologists, or maybe watching a few science shows. Almost all of the climatologists believe we ARE affecting the temps.
      What most people don’t seem to realize is that global warming leads to erratic weather. Yes, the average temps will rise, but the swings will be more violent. The storms will be more violent. Take this last one for instance. Five inches of rain from one storm in places in North Dakota! Do you remember ever having that much rain in one storm, let alone the multiple storms we’ve had this year?

      • IwonderIf

        MB – you are wasting your time.. no sense in trying to educated the ignorant

  • BobW

    It’ll be interesting to dig this out later this summer, after a week or so in the upper eighties and nineties.
    I don’t mind the chill. Too cool and I can always put on a jacket. There’s a limit to the clothes I can take off when it’s hot. It’s the endless clouds, endless rain that is driving me nuts. Oh for a few consecutive days of sunshine! I’ll take ’em even if they come with icicles!

  • Bill

    “Almost all of the climatologists believe we ARE affecting the temps.”

    No, only the ones who get money to study the non-existent problem. The majority of scientists who do NOT receive money for ‘global-warming’ do NOT buy into the fallacy.

    Sorry to burst your bubble but the mainstream media stopped reporting the truth years ago.

  • Mr. 9

    How is this news?

    It’s cold, deal with it.

  • Steve

    Most of the reliable scientific community don’t belive in global warming. Al Gore is a fu king lun atic and has the same fear mongering idi ots who believe him and his rhetoric always posting cr ap about global warming as the cause and effect of every weather phenomena. Go take another pill the world will not end tomorrow.


    Tired of the cold and want some warmth? Come on over to Halla Nursery in Chaska to shop in the tropics of our green houses. Nice and warm, sit by the indoor pond with Koi as you smell the roses and the hundreds of flowers that are in bloom. Read our plant catalogs that have great pictures of our trees and shrubs.

    • @ Halla Nursery

      Your Koi and ponds are the best in the twin cities, very knowledgeable staff

  • M

    I would think a day of 100 degrees and then the next of 103 degrees would be enough for anyone to enjoy the cooler mild weather.

  • Mark

    Halla – I bought a tree at your nursery which soon died. I never returned it because it was too much of a hassle.

    Message boards associated with stories like this one aren’t appropriate places to promote one’s own business. That shows a real lack of judgement.

    • Halla Nursery

      @Mark Please stop by or call, we will take care of your problem

  • Sue

    I love this kind of weather much rather have it cool than stinking hot.

  • Cust of Halla Nursery

    I enjoy going there for my annuals, bought a tree 15 years ago from them its doing great.

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