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.
With the thermometer in the 90′s, there are few tougher jobs than fighting a fire. But that’s what firefighters had to do in Shakopee Sunday.
Monday was the comfortable one with low humidity and temperatures peaking below average in the 70s. Tuesday will be the average one with highs climbing into the low 80s with a southeast wind blowing 10-15 mph.
We are locked in cool, northwest flow. These temps are average for around April 20 — not late-May.
The warmer-than-usual winter left nine Midwestern states with their warmest March on record, and in Illinois the first three months of the year were the warmest three winter months since 1895.
The records keep racking up in one of the warmest March’s we’ve ever had. One of the most remarkable ones happened last Saturday, when the Twin Cities hit 80 degrees on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the earliest day we’ve ever hit that mark.
Boaters cruised along the river in downtown Chicago. Golfers smacked balls in Minnesota. And an ice-breaking mission on Maine’s Kennebec River was the shortest in recent memory because the Coast Guard found no ice.
If you thought this weekend was nice, hold onto yourselves. The Twin Cities could see record-breaking high temperatures for the next few days.
Subzero temperatures will be making a record-breaking late appearance in Minnesota. The last time Minnesota saw temps below zero this late in the year was more than 120 years ago. Now, doctors have a message of caution: Be prepared.
It’s official. The last week of nice weather marks the longest stretch of temps in the 80s, during the month of October, since 1953.
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.
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.
Another sticky, sweaty summer day was upon us but it could have been worse if it wasn’t for cloud cover.
John Willliams asked listeners to send in photos of the temperatures in their cars on Tuesday! See the gallery here.
Have you forgotten what real heat feels like? You are about to get a reminder.