Heat Wave

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Get Ready For A Hot Monday To Start The Week

It’s July, which means we’re in the hottest time of the year for Minnesota weather. Mother Nature won’t disappoint on Monday as she will bring the heat. With it will come some oppressive humidity and a few storms before it finally feels comfortable again.

07/26/2015

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Wednesday’s 84-Degree High Breaks 133-Year Record

It may not have felt like it with the high wind speeds, but temperatures in the Twin Cities reached 84 degrees Wednesday, breaking a 133-year-old record.

04/01/2015

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Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next Week

While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.

03/04/2015

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Salvation Army Working To Keep Homeless From Heat

Housing nearly 600 people a night is typical for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. But those numbers remain steady with the hot weather, barely giving staff a break to prepare adequate room.

07/22/2014

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Heat Proves Too Much For Some Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis schools tried fans, popsicles, ice and outdoor classes before finally giving in to a late-summer heat wave.

08/29/2013

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Hot Weather Puts Negative Impact On State Fair Food Biz

The hot weather is having a huge impact on State Fair food businesses. Attendance was down on Sunday by 40,000 folks this year compare with last.

08/27/2013

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Mpls. Schools Deal With A Scorching First Day

The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.

08/26/2013

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Xcel: Hundreds Lose Power Overnight In Metro, May Be Heat-Related

After another day in the 90s, the heat and humidity is starting to take a toll on some Twin Cities residents. Officials with Xcel Energy reported hundreds of power outages across the metro Wednesday night.

07/18/2013

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Heat Blankets Much Of US As Summer Sizzles

From Minnesota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

07/17/2013

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July Heat Wave Stunts Growth Of Swine, Cattle In Competition

Some kids in the 4-H program and the FFA are showing up to the county fairs with smaller animals than years past due to the record breaking temperatures in July. Philip Clark, whose family has won ribbons in the swine competition Carver County Fair, can attest to the fact that the blue ribbon is a badge of honor.

08/13/2012

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Businesses’ Profits Rising With The Mercury

As the weather has heated up this summer, so has business. In fact, the heat wave has caused some employers to hire more workers due to increased business.

07/18/2012

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Heat Wave Takes A Toll On Upper Midwest Fish

This summer’s heat wave is taking its toll on fish in the Upper Midwest, where high water temperatures and low oxygen levels have combined to kill thousands of fish in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin.

07/12/2012

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Heat Blamed For Fish Kills In Southern Minn. Lakes

The recent heat wave is blamed for killing thousands of fish in several southern Minnesota lakes. Most of the lakes are shallow, and thus more susceptible to summer fish kills, and most of the fish were northern pike, which prefer cold water.

07/10/2012

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Overnight Heat Records Set In The Twin Cities

Our 4th of July high temperature of 101 degrees wasn’t the only record set in the Twin Cities this week. Three other temperature records were broken: the warmest overnight lows on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

07/06/2012

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Canterbury Has Make-Up Day Due To Heat Wave

For horse racing fans, Saturday is business as usual at Canterbury Park. The 12 race program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes two stakes races.

07/06/2012

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16 Hospitalized With Heat-Related Illnesses

Officials at Hennepin County Medical Center said at least six people were hospitalized Monday with heat related illnesses. Another 10 patients were also admitted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

07/03/2012

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Twin Cities Reaches Record High Temperature

Just how hot is it out there? The National Weather Service says the Twin Cities hit a record high temperature.

07/03/2012

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Climatologist: Minn. Is Getting Hotter & More Humid

Trends in climate data show much of Minnesota is getting hotter and more humid with each year. Pete Boulay with the State Climatology Office explains what it means when you hear the term “dew points.”

07/02/2012

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2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. Weather

For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.

12/28/2011

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Minn. Heat Waves Causes Farm Animal Deaths

Minnesota officials estimate more than 105,000 turkeys and up to 1,500 cattle were lost due to the recent heat wave.

07/23/2011

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Heat Wave Too Much For Minnesota Turkeys

The end of the heat wave couldn’t come soon enough for Minnesota turkey growers.

07/21/2011

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In Heat Wave, Some States Wish For Some December

In the land of giant ice castles, where auto makers test their vehicles against extreme cold and people play hockey year-round, it’s not uncommon to hear some griping about the weather.

07/21/2011

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Outside Workers Find Creative Ways To Beat The Heat

Pouring concrete, standing over a hot grill and biking people around, they’re all jobs that invoke some sympathy when you have excessive heat warnings like we’ve had this week.

07/20/2011

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Heat ‘Dome’ Traps Much Of US In Pressure Cooker

For millions of people enduring this week’s extreme heat and humidity, it feels like they’re living in a pressure cooker. And in a sense, they are.

07/20/2011

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Some Love The Heat Wave, Others Not So Much

It was a day of steam and storms across Minnesota, but while the storms knocked down trees and power lines, they didn’t knock down the heat and humidity.

07/19/2011

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