A Hot Day On Thursday 31 Aug 12

The statewide high on Thursday hit 100-degrees in Waseca, with 99-degree readings in Owatonna, Fairmont and Red Wing. Meteorologist Kerry Hanko says we should get a slight bit of relief today (FRI), with highs mostly between 80 and 90-degrees over much of the lower half of Minnesota. In New Ulm the high reached 95-degrees on Thursday, which tied the previous record high set in 1976. At the State Fair on Thursday it also got into the mid-90′s, and about 20 fairgoers were treated for heat-related illnesses. No one was hospitalized. The hottest day ever during the Great Minnesota Get-Together was back in 1931 when the temperature reached 104-degrees.