Heat Wave

Get Ready For A Hot Monday To Start The WeekIt'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.
Wednesday's 84-Degree High Breaks 133-Year RecordIt 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.
Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next WeekWhile 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.
Salvation Army Working To Keep Homeless From HeatHousing 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.
Heat Proves Too Much For Some Minneapolis SchoolsMinneapolis schools tried fans, popsicles, ice and outdoor classes before finally giving in to a late-summer heat wave.
Hot Weather Puts Negative Impact On State Fair Food BizThe 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.
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.
Xcel: Hundreds Lose Power Overnight In Metro, May Be Heat-RelatedAfter 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.
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.
July Heat Wave Stunts Growth Of Swine, Cattle In CompetitionSome 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.
Businesses' Profits Rising With The MercuryAs 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.
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.