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, reports the Pioneer Press.
During the period, the average temperature in the Twin Cities was 74.8 degrees, 3.5 degrees above average. Only the summers of 1988 (average of 75.5 degrees) and 1933 (average of 75.2 degrees) were warmer in the metro.
July was particularly hot in the Twin Cities, hitting the 100-degree mark on July 4th for only the second time in state history.
Despite devastating flooding in June, Duluth had a relatively dry summer thereafter resulting in the city's warmest on record with an average of 67.4 degrees over the past three month.