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St. Cloud sets temp record

St. Cloud sets temp record Click to Enlarge Photo: Comstock, Photos.com

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.

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