I am exhausted. Hot, too. Thankfully today is much cooler, but a few days back it was the hottest day ever recorded in Minnesota. Of course, there are certain factors regarding the weather station calling the official numbers into question, but here’s what we’ve got:
The dew point sensor at Moorhead spiked to 88 degrees at 7pm Tuesday evening. That’s the highest dew point ever recorded in Minnesota. (Previous record was/is 86 degrees).
When you combine the air temperature of 93 at that hour, the heat index calculates out to a Persian Gulf level of 130 degrees! That would also be the highest heat index ever recorded in Minnesota. (Previously 124 degrees at Moorhead in 1966)
Oh, and how about a little more for posterity:
HERE IS A LISTING OF THE MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES CALCULATED FROM THE TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT REPORTED BY AUTOMATED SENSORS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. MINNEAPOLIS ASOS (836 FT)(ASOS) 353 PM JUL 19 119 F
Anyhow, it has been HOT. Mykala and I both took turns going a little bit crazy on different days — the heat went to our heads.
So, here I sit at our office desk, with the fan blowing directly at me, trying to cram some information into my head for my last standard exam of school.
It’s almost. Friday.
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