Posted at 7:59 PM on July 4, 2012
by Mark Seeley
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.