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.
-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.