Fairgoers Endure One Of This Year's Most Sweltering DaysOne of the most popular attractions at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday were the misters stationed periodically throughout the grounds. You may think the water is what will cool you down, but it's actually dropping the air temperature around it.
Minnesotans Doing All They Can To Beat The HeatFor many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather. While some have the luxury of staying indoors in air conditioned comfort, many others aren't so lucky.
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.
Highs Hit 90s In MinnesotaSummer-like weather has hit Minnesota, with highs reaching the 90s in southern and central parts of the state. The National Weather Service says Appleton in western Minnesota peaked at 99 degrees Tuesday.
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.
Beating The Heat With Sun-Proof ClothingThere's no doubt that air conditioners in our cars and homes will get a workout on Monday. We're expecting one of our hottest days of the summer ahead with a high temperature expected to be in the low 90s.
Good Question: What Bug's Creating All That Late Summer Buzz?Over the past few weeks, you might have been hearing a loud buzzing sound outside. It sounds like buzzing power lines, but it’s actually an insect we usually start hearing in Minnesota in July. “All the buzzing is cicadas,” said U of M Extension Entomologist Jeffrey Hahn. He said he heard from so many people about the cicadas at the U of M Extension State Fair booth that he decided to write an article about it.
'Heat Days' Become More Common For Sweaty SchoolsSchools starting the year before Labor Day are running into a problem: heat. As temperatures climbed past 90 in much of the Midwest last week, many schools were forced to find creative ways to cool kids down.
Too Hot For Food Trucks Working in a food truck is a hot experience on a normal day, but on Monday it's was just unimaginable.
Minnesota Steams Under Excessive Heat WarningStudents have returned to school in Minneapolis amid some of the most sweltering conditions of the summer. Minneapolis public schools have 18 buildings that lack air conditioning and another 11 with only limited cooling.
Football Players, Marching Band Members Practice Thru 90-Degree HeatThe hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
What Foods You Shouldn't Be Eating In Hot WeatherYou want to make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids in hot weather, but staying hydrated comes down to more than just how much we're drinking. That's because there are certain foods that are dehydrating us, and you might not even know they're doing it.
Pollution Agency Warns Of Algae Amid High TemperaturesAs temperatures soar into the 90s this week, the MPCA is reminding people to beware of toxic algae blooms. The agency said that people should avoid lakes and ponds that have these blooms, and to keep children and pets away.
Minn. PCA Issues Air Pollution AlertThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the Twin Cities and Rochester. The alert is for Sunday and Monday. The agency says sunny skies, hot temperatures and light winds are leading to pollution concentrations that considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.