Special Weather Statement
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls,
Princeton, Mora, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River,
Cambridge, Center City, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar,
Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater,
Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska, Shakopee,
Hastings, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault,
Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont,
Blue Earth, Albert Lea, Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
747 PM CDT Wed Jun 27 2018
…DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY FRIDAY…
Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s Thursday while humidity
should remain somewhat tolerable. Heat index readings in the
upper 80s to lower 90s are expected. Lows Thursday night will
remain quite warm in the 70 to 75 degree range.
Much hotter and more humid air will arrive Friday on gusty southwest
winds. The worst conditions are expected across southern and eastern
Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Highs of 95 to 100 are expected
to combine with dew points in the low to mid 70s to produce heat
indices of 105 to 110. It should be slightly cooler across western
Minnesota. Highs in the lower 90s there would result in heat indices
of 100 to 105.
Heat illnesses are possible for those spending prolonged periods
outdoors. This is especially the case for those active or
susceptible to heat illnesses, such as children and the elderly.
Plan to drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks in air
conditioned places. In addition, intense heat such as this may
buckle some roadways.