MN Reaches Record Temps, Excessive Heat Warning Issued

Updated: 08/26/2013 4:46 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda





Temperatures reached 96 degrees in the metro by Monday afternoon - breaking a Minnesota record from 1948.

KSTP Meteorologist Ken Barlow said the heat index was 105 degrees Monday in the Twin Cities. Temperatures were expected to reach 98 degrees Monday.

The heat index reached more than 105 degrees in the metro and areas including Mankato, Willmar, Redwood Falls and southwestern Wisconsin.

With an excessive heat warning in effect, Minneapolis also set a new record Sunday as the temperature hit 96 degrees at 3 p.m., according to KSTP.com meteorologist Dave Dahl. The previous record high of 94 degrees was set Aug. 25, 1948.

The excessive heat warning will remain in effect through Tuesday, Aug. 27, for much of Minnesota, including the metro, according to the National Weather Service.

Misting stations are operating at the Minnesota State Fair, where around 90 people had been treated for heat-related illnesses through Sunday.

Severe thunderstorms are possible north of the Twin Cities metro once again late Monday evening.

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