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.
The Twins have dealt with rain and storms in their outdoor stadium, but never have they dealt with excessive heat and humidity rolled into one.
Our Monday afternoon high temperature in the Twin Cities was 98 degrees, three degrees short of the record for this date. Factor in the dewpoint at the time and you had a heat index of 112 degrees.
Xcel Energy said it’s ready to meet the challenge posed by the extended heat wave.
An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday. The hot and humid conditions will lead to a heightened risk of heat-related stress and illnesses.
I’m sure a lot of folks were happy to see clouds block the sun for part of Sunday afternoon. The clouds kept our temperatures from peaking higher than they did.
This is the title of a great song from the Eagles’ Glenn Frey. It is also a good description of our weather for the next several days.
Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and frequent lightning caused delays for air travelers Friday in the Twin Cities.
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.
Like the title of Stevie Wonder’s album said, “Hotter Than July.” Only in this case, July’s going to prove hot enough.
A heat wave is causing road surfaces to buckle in the Twin Cities and leading to a slow rush-hour commute.
The next two days will be well above average with highs of 47 and 49 degrees.