Streaks of 90 degrees in the Twin Cities.

On July 6th, 2012 the temperature climbed past 90 degrees for the eighth time in a row at the Twin Cities International Airport. The last time there was a stretch of 90 degree days this long was July 23 to July 31, 2006 with nine days. The record is 14 days from July 5 to July 18, 1936.

Below is a table of stretches of 90 degrees or higher in the Twin Cities (1871-2012)

RANK    NUMBER OF DAYS      START DATE        END DATE
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1             14            5 JULY 1936       18 JULY 1936
2             11            2 JULY 1948       12 JULY 1948
3 (TIED)       9           12 JULY 1932       20 JULY 1932
               9            5 JULY 1937       13 JULY 1937
               9           29 JUNE 1949        7 JULY 1949
               9           26 JULY 1988        3 AUGUST 1988
               9            9 JULY 2005       17 JULY 2005
               9           23 JULY 2006       31 JULY 2006  
9 (TIED)       8            3 AUGUST 1896     10 AUGUST 1896
               8           25 JULY 1935        1 AUGUST 1935
               8           21 JULY 1941       28 JULY 1941
               8           28 JULY 1955        4 AUGUST 1955
               8           16 JUNE 1995       23 JUNE 1995
               8           29 JUNE 2012        6 JULY 2012

On average during the summer, the Twin Cities records 13 days with an air temperature of 90 degrees or higher. The record is 44 days in 1988.