Jul 5, 2012 at 6:49 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn (KNSI) Climate records in St. Cloud date back to the late 1800's, and during that time, there's never been a hotter Fourth of July than the one experienced yesterday.
St. Cloud Regional Airport hit 97 degrees by mid-afternoon, breaking the old record of 96, which was set in 1988. Heat index values were even worse--approaching 110 degrees.
The Twin Cities also broke a record yesterday. Their high temperature was 101, breaking a record that had stood since 1949.
The excessive heat warning for our area goes thru ten o'clock tonight. We'll see highs in the 90's again today--but some relief is on the way. Clouds and showers are expected in the area tomorrow--with daytime highs only getting up to around 80.
Temp: -9°F (-23°C)
Wind: 9mph W