Spot In The U.S. Right Now Is In Minnesota
(WCCO) — Normally,
Minnesota revels in being known as the coldest area in the
nation. On Friday, we flipped the script.
of 2 p.m., the National Weather Service said that Two Harbors was 93
degrees, which tied with McAllen, Texas for the balmiest weather in
the United States.
in fact, the heat broke standing records in the Twin Cities. Once the
mercury reached 90 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport, that shattered the previous record of 89 degrees from all
the way back in 1934.
heat developed yesterday in — of all places — southern Canada,
with Winnipeg reaching 93°F; the symptom of a much bigger
summer-type pattern that has helped wildfires in Alberta grow to epic
and dangerous proportions,” WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak
said. “As that pattern nudged east today, the heat spilled into
Minnesota. Our warm-up, too, was aided by dry air, dry ground, and
vegetation that doesn’t fully have its leaves yet.”
record-busting heat won’t stick around, though. The seven-day
forecast calls for a cooling trend to start as soon as tomorrow.
Highs will be in the 70s Saturday and Sunday, and Monday starts a
string of days in the 60s, with rain returning.