Records Reached on 4th of July

Among weather records set today:

Warmest minimum temperature for July 4th at MSP Airport with 82 degrees F this morning, breaking record of 80 F back in 1999.

Highest maximum temperature for July 4th at MSP Airport with 101 degrees F, breaking the record of 100 F back in 1949.

Tied the highest dewpoint for July 4th at MSP with a reading of 77 degrees F (tied with 1972).

St Cloud set a new record high temperature for July 4th with 97 degrees F, and Eau Claire, WI also set a new high temperature record for July 4th with 98 degrees F.

Heat Index Values around the region were also records, ranging from 102 to 118 degrees F across southern and central MN.

Mother Natures air conditioning will feel mighty fine by Saturday, with temperatures falling off by 20 degrees F or so.

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