It was a hot one on Friday across the state, with essentially every climate location breaking its record for the day. The high in the Twin Cities made it up to 97F, but it reached 100F in both Park Rapids and Brainerd. The high of 98F in International Falls ties for their tenth warmest high ever recorded. Below are a couple of fascinating stats from NWS Duluth about a 25F degree warm-up in 20 minutes by Lake Superior, as well as from NWS Grand Forks on them hitting 100F for the first time since 1989.
Heat Advisory Through Sunday
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the metro through 9 PM Sunday as highs are expected to be between 95F and 100F through the weekend. They also mention that, “In addition to the hot afternoon temperatures, lows will remain above 70 this weekend. This is the first heat wave of the year, which is often the most dangerous, since our bodies are not used to the heat yet.”
More Record Highs Likely Saturday
Saturday will be a record-breaking day for highs across the upper Midwest, as many NWS climate locations look to tie or break the record for the day.