A Hot MN Summer 05 Sep 12

Much of the state saw above normal temperatures this summer. State Climatologist Pete Boulay says that the hottest temperatures of the summer in Minnesota were in Minnesota City and Gaylord on July 6th, when it hit 103-degrees. The hottest days of the season in New Ulm were July 7th and June 28th, both of which topped out at 98-degrees. Duluth had the warmest summer on record, Rochester the second warmest and the Twin Cities their third warmest. The summer was also dry across most of the state as drought conditions persisted.