2013 Minnesota State Fair Heat Beat

 

Warmest Minnesota State Fairs as measured by average daily maximum temperature for duration of the Fair.

Year Average Max Temps Hottest Day of Fair * Run of the Fair
1931 92.6 104 - September 10 September 5 through September 12 (8 days)
1922 89.9 98 - September 6 September 2 through September 9 (8 days)
2013 88.2 97 - August 26 August 22 through September 2
1969 87.4 96 - August 29 August 23 through September 1 (10 days)
1933 87.3 94 - September 5 and 8 September 2 through September 9 (8 days)
2012 87.1 93 - August 29 August 23 through September 3 (12 days)

* Other hot days include: 99 degrees on 9/8/1931, 98 degrees on 9/5/1922, 97 degrees on 8/24/2003

The 2013 Minnesota State Fair saw the most 90 degree high temperatures on record with six as of August 29.

There have also been four Minnesota State Fairs where the temperature was greater than or equal to 90 degrees on five days: 1922, 1931, 1960 and 1991. State Fair dates along with with Minneapolis/St. Paul Area weather data for those dates can be found in this table.

 

Last modified: September 3, 2013
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