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Record breaking heat in Minnesota

Record breaking heat in Minnesota Click to Enlarge Photo: Владислав Чернов, Photos.com

May 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.

The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.

The National Weather Service says the Twin Cities reached a record high of 98 at 3:25 p.m. The previous record of 95 was set in 1932.

St. Cloud's record high for the date was 93 degrees set in 1932. That record was tied at 3:00 pm.

Wednesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies across Minnesota, with highs ranging from 70 to 80.

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