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.

Last modified: June 26, 2015

 

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