Late June and Early July Heat: 2002
Summer heat replaced the torrential rains in Minnesota by the end of June. A large area of high pressure was stationary
over the eastern U.S. The circulation around this high pressure kept southerly breezes into Minnesota.
With abundant moisture around, the dewpoints rose into the 70's. Some relief in the form of a cool front moved across the northern
half of the state by July 1st. A Heat Advisory was posted for the Twin Cities Metro Area
for July 1st. Under the new Heat Advisory
guidelines, that means the mean heat index for the day is forecast to be 85 degrees or higher.
Listed here are some Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service
regarding this heat wave.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1155 AM THU JUN 30 2002
...SUMMER HEAT IS BACK...
TEMPERATURES TODAY IN THE TWIN CITIES WILL REACH NEAR 96 TO 97
DEGREES. YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHEN THE LAST TIME IT WAS THIS HOT.
HERE ARE SOME HOT STATISTICS FOR THE TWIN CITIES IN THE LAST 7
DAYS AT OR ABOVE 100...JULY 13 1995...IT WAS 101.
DAYS AT 99...JULY 25 1999...AUG 6 2001.
DAYS AT 98...JULY 24 AND 29 1999...JULY 31 2001...AUG 5 AND 7 2001.
DAYS AT 97...JULY 12 1995...JULY 15 1999...JUNE 25 2001.
DAYS AT 96...JULY 28 1996...JULY 30 1999.
DAYS AT 95...JUNE 17 1995...JULY 14 1995...JULY 9 2001.
SO IF TODAY REACHES 95 DEGREES IT WOULD BE TIED FOR THE FOURTEENTH
WARMEST DAY OF THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. IF IT REACHES 96 IT WOULD BE
TIED FOR THE TWELFTH WARMEST DAY IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. IF THE
HIGH TODAY REACHES 97 IT WOULD BE TIED FOR THE NINTH WARMEST DAY IN
THE LAST SEVEN YEARS.
OUR HIGH TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY MADE IT TO 94.
THE RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE WAS 100 BACK IN 1931. THE ALL TIME
RECORD HIGH FOR THE TWIN CITIES WAS 108 ON JULY 14 1936. IN
FACT...9 OF OUR JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET THAT YEAR...8
OF WHICH WERE ABOVE 100 DEGREES.
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
605 PM CDT SAT JUN 29 2002
...RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE BROKEN AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS...
THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MINNESOTA RECORDED
A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES AT 533 PM CDT TODAY. THE
OLD RECORD WAS 93 DEGREES SET IN 1966.
THE NORMAL HIGH FOR THE 29TH OF JUNE IS 76...AND THE NORMAL LOW IS
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