93 high in the Twin Cities Sunday.
81 dew point at 8:53 pm. I believe we tied the all-time record for the highest dew point ever recorded in the Twin Cities.
119 F: highest heat index ever recorded in the Twin Cities (July 11, 1966).
125 F: highest heat index in the state of Minnesota (at the airport in Red Wing, at 3 pm on July 30, 1999, when a temperature of 97 combined with a dew point of 84)
* thanks to the University of Minnesota climatologist, and climate historian Charles Fisk.
Where exactly are we living again? Yesterday felt like Bangladesh - with pine trees. Temperatures shot up into the 90, a dew point near 80 typical for Fiji or Dubai but Minnesota? Hardly. It felt like 100 to 110 - and the next couple of days promise to be the hottest of summer. By Wednesday the air temperature may reach 100°. Throw in a dewpoint near 75 and it may feel like 115 later this week, the Danger Zone. Yes, this will probably be the hottest week of summer
"Leo". We lost our dog a few months ago - Max had been part of the family for 15 years. Over the weekend we drove to Chicago to pick up another Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, "Leo", who is a distant relative of Max. Yep, we're dog-people, and we're thrilled to have a new addition to our family.