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Here's a list of the hottest places in Minnesota on Friday

Cambridge and South St. Paul were crowned champions, per NWS stats.

Friday was hot. So hot that the National Weather Service took the time to document how high the heat index values got in a bunch of different Minnesota locations. 

According NWS Twin Cities figures, more than 60 towns and cities in Minnesota recorded heat indices of 105 degrees or higher. 

The leaders: 

  • 112 degrees – Cambridge, South St. Paul
  • 111 degrees – Faribault, Isle
  • 110 degrees – Lake Elmo, Maple Lake, Foley, St. Paul, Albertville
  • 109 degrees – Augusta, St. Louis Park, Lino Lakes, Lakeville, Silver Lake, New Germany, Red Wing, Princeton
  • 108 degrees – Sauk Centre, Clearwater, Morton, Belgrade, Skyline
  • 107 degrees – Wyoming, Champlin, Santiago, Eau Claire, Faribault, Granite Falls, Hutchinson, Mora, Blue Earth, Madelia, Henderson, Minneapolis, Waconia
  • 106 degrees – Apple Valley, Canby, Madison, Eden Prairie, Farmington, Hastings, Little Falls, Mankato, Clara City, Mayer, Ellendale, Montevideo, Redwood Falls, West St. Paul, Stillwater, Onamia, Carver
  • 105 degrees – Glencoe, Winthrop, Crystal, Hanley Falls, Cannon Falls, Morristown, Olivia, Owatonna, South St. Paul, Columbia Heights

Sadly, this list doesn't correspond with what the NWS reported around 2:15 p.m. Friday, when it flashed a graphic showing that the heat index was 117 degrees in Windom, Minnesota. 

But we have every reason to believe the heat index was indeed that hot in Windom considering another report from WCCO's Matt Brickman noted that the heat index reached 118 degrees in Plainview and 117 in Lake City, Minnesota. 

BMTN asked the NWS if the reading was accurate but never heard back. 

La Crosse, Wisconsin's branch of the NWS says the heat index reached 114 degrees on Friday. 

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