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Heat indices reach triple digits, with an unreal 117-degree reading in southern Minnesota

We asked the National Weather Service if it's accurate.

Temps are still rising Friday afternoon and heat index values are already well into triple digits across souther Minnesota. 

At 2:15 p.m., the heat index in Minneapolis was 106 degrees, and slightly worse in St. Paul where it felt like 108 degrees outside. 

But the hottest of the hot spots is Windom in south-central Minnesota, where the heat index value at 2:15 p.m. was a stunning 116 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 

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The ridiculous heat in Windom is thanks to a 93-degree air temperature coupled with an incredible dew point of 82 degrees. 

Here's a look at heat indices across the state as of 2:15 p.m., courtesy of the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen. 

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