Inside Neil Koepp’s hog barns south of Belle Plaine, even the gentle breezes can’t quell the sweltering summer heat. He’s raising 6,200 hogs for market and they would normally be eating a lot of feed.
MnDOT crews are repairing a section of Interstate 90 near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota after hot, humid weather caused the pavement to fail.
Xcel Energy has set a new record for demand in the current heat wave as some customers cope with outages.
The Schwan’s USA Cup youth soccer tournament is adjusting Tuesday’s game schedule because of Minnesota’s hot, steamy weather.
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.
For the second straight day, temperatures in the 90s and high humidity put the heat index in excess of 100 degrees.
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.
For some in Minnesota, hot weather means hot business.
Extreme discomfort is not the only reason Twin Cities road repair crews have to hate the heat this week. On Monday alone, more than 30 heat-related pavement “blow-ups” were reported in the greater metropolitan area.
For the second straight day, temperatures in the Twin Cities reached record-breaking levels. By early afternoon Tuesday, temperatures had reached the 96-degree mark in Minneapolis, toppling 2004’s record for this day.
With temps in the 100s, your air conditioning is probably getting a pretty good workout. The same goes for the air conditioning repair workers. They’ve been putting in long days just to keep up with customer calls.
It was so hot Tuesday afternoon that Travail Kitchen and Amusements in Robbinsdale closed for the day.
More hot weather ahead!