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State Fair Makes Preparations For Heat

If you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, be prepared to sweat. Officials with the Minnesota State Fair have a plan for all the fair-goers, and they actually issued their Heat Plan for the day

08/30/2012

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Medical Staff Tells Fair-Goers, Staff To Stay Hydrated In The Heat

It seems like every year, there are a few sticky, hot days at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/29/2012

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Weather Blog: When Can I Turn Off The Air?

This is a question I field quite often at WCCO. It has been hot — the second warmest July on record — and humid this summer.

08/01/2012

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How To Beat The Heavy Summer Heat

This summer’s extreme heat has caused a spike in the number of patients treated for heat illnesses at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

07/20/2012

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Insomnia To Costly Energy Bills: The Struggles Of Extreme Heat

It’s the summer of the heat wave, and that means struggle for many.

07/16/2012

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Good Question: No Really, Why Is It So Hot?

What started as a warm and wet summer in Minnesota is giving way to drought.

07/16/2012

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Heat Impacts Twin Cities Homeless

The heat wave is impacting Minnesota’s homeless population. Shelters across the Twin Cities are at full capacity with people looking to cool off.

07/16/2012

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U.S. Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since ’56

The drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956, according to new data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

07/16/2012

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Rain Brings Relief From The Heat At Basilica Block Party

The concert started as the largest gathering of sweaty people in the state of Minnesota, but that changed in about a minute, when the temperature dropped 12 degrees as rains came through.

07/06/2012

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Worries About Drowning Come With Heat

As a big chunk of the U.S. deals with hot weather, people are heading into pools and lakes to cool off. That has public health officials worried about a heightened risk of drowning.

07/06/2012

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Basilica Block Party Organizers Brace For Heat

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 18th annual Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis. And with temperatures reaching 100 degrees, precautions are being taken.

07/06/2012

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Vet Talks On How To Keep Dogs Cool In Extreme Heat

In the dog days of summer, veterinarians have a message they want to get out.

07/05/2012

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Tips To Keep Your Plants Protected In Extreme Heat

A combination of hot temperatures and high humidity is hitting the Twin Cities and punishing our plants. But there are ways to protect them.

07/05/2012

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Parades, Festivities Go On Despite 101 Degree Heat

Richfield’s parade carried its typical patriotic tones, but with some major warmth added in.

07/04/2012

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101 Degrees Makes Hottest July 4 On Record

It’s now one for the record books. The temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Wednesday reached a record-breaking 101 degrees.

07/04/2012

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Heat Buckles Roads, Sends Car Flying In Eau Claire

One of the issues that pop up in high heat: Sometimes, the pavement on roads literally pops up.

07/03/2012

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Canterbury Park Cancels Fourth Of July Racing, Events

Extreme temperatures and intense heat have forced all live racing and Fourth of July festivities to be canceled at Canterbury Park.

07/03/2012

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Dangerously High Temps, Humidity For The 4th

Minnesotans are dealing with stifling heat and high humidity as they try to celebrate the July Fourth holiday safely.

07/03/2012

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Xcel Energy Is Ready For The Heat

The heat is putting stress on the power grid, but Xcel Energy says it’s ready.

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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Protecting Kids & Animals From The Record Heat

Kids love to be outside but you have to make sure they’re hydrated and protected in this kind of heat.

07/02/2012

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Heat Advisory Kicks Off Hot Holiday Week

Your forecast today: hot. Your forecast tomorrow: still pretty hot. Your forecast for the remainder of the holiday week: potentially firecracker hot.

07/02/2012

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How Minnesotans Deal With The Rising Mercury

It was the most obvious statement of the day, but it was probably uttered a million times. “It’s hot, really hot,” said Sam Tabomgphet of Minneapolis.

06/27/2012

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Good Question: Why Is It Uncomfortable When Temps Match Body Heat?

Kids say the darndest things, and every now and again, they ask really good questions.

06/27/2012

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Get Ready For More Heat & Humidity

After near-record breaking heat on Saturday, Sunday will take the cake in terms of both heat and humidity. According to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, we were 15 degrees above average on Saturday. The high of 92 degrees was just three degrees shy of the record, set in 1976.

06/09/2012

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