Twin Cities: First 90 degree day today

The temperature at Twin Cities International Airport hit 90 degrees for the first time this season today at 4pm. That’s a good 1 to 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

Granite Falls in southwest Minnesota hit 100. Many other locations in southwest Minnesota are in the upper 90′s. Meanwhile it is 37 degrees in Grand Marais. That’s a remarkable 63 degree temperature contrast. Welcome to Minnesota!

A strong warm front is moving back northward tonight after stalling near the Twin Cities as a cool front this morning.

More fun 90 degree facts:

-Last year the Twin Cities did not hit 90 degrees until June 25th.

-This year’s first 90 degree day is 37 days earlier.

-Last year we had only 6 days of 90 degrees or warmer.

-The metro average is 13 days.

-We will likely hit 90 again tomorrow in the metro and much of southern Minnesota.

There is no real strong data to support this, but something in my “weather bones” tells me this is going to be a hot summer.

Time to get that air conditioner tuned up.

PH

  • Todd Bontrager

    Well if you bones are right and it’s going to be a hot summer, then this means we will need to be 11 deep on our team for pitchers for Tonka Warriors 1.

  • Paul Huttner

    Thanks Coach T:

    And plenty of water and Gatorade too. It always amazes me how weather can effect people. Right down to a coach thinking about how he’s going to use his pitching staff. Who knew?

    Go Warriors 1!

    PH