Tuesday, June 26, 2012

First real dose of heat this year

Perhaps the warmest day of the year for the Twin Cities is on tap Wednesday as high temperatures push into the mid-90s.  The mercury has topped out at 93 degrees on three occasions this year, including twice on June 10 and 19.  Combined with high humidities, the heat index, or “feels like temperature”, will exceed 100 degrees.  Air temperatures may approach 100 degrees across southwest Minnesota.


I think there will be a chance of seeing heat advisories issued for Wednesday as heat indices approach 105 degrees.  You will want to take it easy and drink plenty of water.  As the National Weather Service in Chanhassen states, “NEVER leave anyone unattended in an automobile. It takes less than a few minutes for the temperature to rise above safe levels. People (or pets) can die of hypothermia, even if the windows are cracked.”


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