Skip to main content

Columnist: Minnesotans are summer-weather wimps

Minnesotans should learn to embrace extreme heat the same way we do 30 degrees below zero, MinnPost writer Karen Boros says.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

When Minnesotans hear that the temperature is about to drop to 30 degrees below zero they're more likely to say “Bring it on” rather then “Oh, no,” MinnPost journalist Karen Boros writes. But give us a few weeks of hot weather and we are hopeless wimps.

July is on pace to break a record in the Northland, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Why the heck is it so hot? WCCO tries to tackle that in its Good Question feature.

There's more hot weather to come: A heat index near 100 is expected again Wednesday in the south central part of the state, the National Weather Service says.

There's a small chance for thunderstorms through Wednesday, with the temperature hovering near 90 most of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect a hot weekend with highs in the mid-90s, WCCO says:

Next Up

SherburneCoJailDrugArrests

Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address

More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.

Screen Shot 2022-07-01 at 11.01.32 AM

Bird Rides' suburban expansion continues in Minnesota

Its scooter season in Minnesota. The latest on where you can find Bird e-scooters:

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man found dead with 'trauma to his face' in St. Paul

A man was found dead with "trauma to his face" in St. Paul after 3 a.m.

Hibbing ambulance

Boyfriend jailed after woman found dead in Hibbing

The woman was found dead on Tuesday, June 28.

ambulance

2 motorcyclists killed in crash near Duluth

The crash happened at a curve in the road north of Duluth.

Life Link

18 injured in two separate crashes involving teen drivers

The crashes happened Thursday in Ham Lake and North Branch Township.

ambulance

Motorcyclist killed on I-494 crash in Richfield

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the victim as a 42-year-old Shakopee man.

013_kitchen

Gallery: This Seward Neighborhood gem SOLD fast!

Classic 1903 home came with modern updates

hopkins high school

‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School

The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."

MNBCA - Balsimo 1

Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder

A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 11.18.35 AM

'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary

"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.

Related

100 degrees? Probably not – but hot

Temperatures won't hit the century mark after all on Thursday, despite earlier predictions. It'll be muggy, though, with a predicted high of 92 Wednesday and 94 on Thursday in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service says.

Sweltering summer settles over Minnesota

The calendar says it's summer, and now it's about to feel like it. The Twin Cities can expect highs of about 95, and high humidity on Wednesday. A heat advisory has been issued for Wednesday for most of southern and central Minnesota. And there's more sticky weather in the forecast.

Record high temps expected for July 4; Canterbury Park cancels races

Minnesota is grilling up near-record high temperatures this Fourth of July holiday. Expect about 100 degrees, with dewpoints in the mid-70s that create a heat index up to 112 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Topping 100 is rare in the metro – it's only been done four times since 1990, WCCO says.

Summer in Twin Cities 3rd warmest on record

The National Weather Service said Friday that the meteorological summer months of June, July and August in Minneapolis and St. Paul were the third warmest on record. During the period, the average temperature in the Twin Cities was 74.8 degrees, 3.5 degrees above average. Only the summers of 1988 and 1933 were warmer in the metro.