Record Temperatures Tuesday 12 Sep 12

The record-breaking heat experienced in the local area on Tuesday has now given way to more autumn-like temperatures across Minnesota. New Ulm did set a new record high temperature on Tuesday when the mercury topped out at 95-degrees officially. The previous record was 93-degrees set in 1978. Many other communities across the state set new records as well, or came close, although the heat and gusty winds created a potential fire hazard in much of the state. It cooled down substantially overnight, however, and forecasters say that now temperatures won’t get much above 70-degrees for the rest of the work week.