Record-busting heat -- a high of 99 -- beats down on Twin Cities

  • Article by: MARY LYNN SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 2, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Looking for relief from the muggy misery? Don’t expect it anytime soon.

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mouthwashJul. 2, 12 2:00 PM

Hopefully there will be a cooing trend soon, because heat like this doesn't usually happen for extended periods until late July & early August, not late June & early July like it has been. Thanks to global warming though, oppressive heat will probably become more the rule in America, rather than the exception.

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TenaciousDJul. 2, 12 2:15 PM

It's going to be a sweaty bike ride home from the office today!

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kidsrock123Jul. 2, 12 2:38 PM

We love you, Michaela! We are so sad about what happened and will continue to pray for your family and everyone who was blessed to know you. May those who didn't know you find the light you brought to this world. Please pray for her family. :(

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PWTJul. 2, 12 4:46 PM

Please remember to check in on friends and relatives, especially the elderly folks, without air conditioning these next few days. Offer to let them stay with you until this heatwave is over if you can. Heat like this can kill!

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hecubaJul. 2, 12 6:03 PM

mouthwash, On July 6th, 1936 it was 114 degrees F, was that due to "global warming" to?

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bagalamukhiJul. 2, 12 6:07 PM

I'm gonna soak up the Sun! I love Scorching Heat!

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mongoose32Jul. 2, 12 6:36 PM

If you insist on being active in this heat & god awful humidity at least have the sense to carry water. And don't just carry it in case you get thirsty, drink it. We are blessed with some very good tap water compared to other places I've lived, so we don't have to buy the bottled stuff. Both adults & kids alike stay active throughout far hotter & longer summers in AZ because no one leaves the house without water. A very popular practice among active AZans is to freeze their water in bottles. Within a few minutes of going outside the ice starts melting so you have water to drink, but plenty of ice to keep it cold. A number of cyclists out there use something I've heard referred to as a "camel hump". It's essentially a low profile, insulated backpack with a straw for drinking water. If the bike shops here aren't selling them, they should.

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braxozJul. 2, 12 7:06 PM

hecuba Jul.2,12 6:03 PM "mouthwash, On July 6th, 1936 it was 114 degrees F, was that due to "global warming" to?" _________ Record high for the Twin Cities was 108 degrees on 14 July 1936. On 06 July 1936, it was a high of 104 and low of 69. Interesting thing about 1936 was that it also had the record low of -34 degrees on 22 January.

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carpem1Jul. 2, 12 7:16 PM

"Fourth of July week is promising to be as hot as a firecracker"... from Mn and live in Nashville now. They used the same opening line. Think a memo went out to Garnett news folks to use that line to start every story in every city. Enjoy the heat back home as in 6 months you will be complaining about the cold.

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reggiedamanJul. 2, 12 7:39 PM

Enjoy it. 20-30 below in winter and 102 in the summer. This is a crazy place to live. Where else can you boast of such extreme weather. I still can't believe paint sticks on a wall with so much temperature extremes.

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