Days of 90 or Above in the Twin Cities

2012 was a warm summer in the Twin Cities, with the warmth extending into September. The normal number of days in a year to reach at least 90 degrees is 13. As of September 11 there have been 31 days with a maximum temperature of 90 degrees or higher in the Twin Cities. This is enough to be in a three-way tie for the seventh most number of 90 degree high temperatures. The record number of 90 degree days in a year for the Twin Cities was 44 during the memorable summer of 1988. The 30 days of 90 degrees or above is the most in the Twin Cities since 1988.

rank  year  days of 90 or above
------------------------------
1.    1988     44
2.    1936     36
3.    1934     34 
      1937     34
5.    1949     33
6.    1933     32
7.    1955     31
      1976     31
      2012     31*
9.    1894     30
      1931     30

*as of September 11