Days of 90 or Above in the Twin Cities

2007 has been another warm summer in the Twin Cities. The normal number of days in a year to reach at least 90 degrees is 13. As of August 10 there have been 24 days with a maximum temperature of 90 degrees or higher in the Twin Cities. While this may seem like a high number of days, there is still a way to go to break into the top ten list. The record number of 90 degree days in a year for the Twin Cities was 44 during the memorable summer of 1988. The last time there was at least 24 days that reached 90 degrees was just two years ago in 2005. The Chanhassen National Weather Service also has a news article on 90 degree days in the Twin Cities.

rank  year  days of 90 or above
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1.    1988     44
2.    1936     36
3.    1934     34
4.    1937     34
5.    1949     33
6.    1933     32
7.    1955     31
8.    1976     31
9.    1894     30
10.   1931     30

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Last modified: August 10, 2007