High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
Extreme heat is the most dangerous type of weather, causing more fatalities than flooding, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Appropriately, fairgoers are taking Monday’s temperatures seriously while still having fun. On a second day of record-breaking heat and oppressive humidity, fairgoers arrived with water in hand and armed with a plan to stay cool. For members of the Jefferson High School marching band, beating the heat began days in advance when musicians began getting used to consuming lots of water.
It’s now one for the record books. The temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Wednesday reached a record-breaking 101 degrees.
Minnesotans are dealing with stifling heat and high humidity as they try to celebrate the July Fourth holiday safely.
Your forecast today: hot. Your forecast tomorrow: still pretty hot. Your forecast for the remainder of the holiday week: potentially firecracker hot.
Not only is it expected to be extra hot in Minnesota on Wednesday, the Twin Cities and Rochester have also been put under an air pollution health advisory.
Midwest residents woke Tuesday to the whir of fans and air conditioners, the soundtrack to an unusually intense heat wave enveloping most of middle America and slowly spreading eastward.
You may not have known by the weather Thursday, but a heat wave is coming. Extreme heat is expected in Minnesota over the weekend and into next week.
With the heat of summer upon us, we hear a lot about the heat index in our weather forecasts these days. But what exactly is the heat index and how is it calculated?
Swimming pools and air-conditioned spots are likely to be popular places Thursday and Friday in the Twin Cities when the scorching temperatures and humidity will combine to create heat indices of more than 100 degrees.
The temperatures have been mild and the air has been reasonably dry for the last few days, but summer could turn on like a light switch in the next day or two.