The Exceptionally Muggy Summer of 2011

The National Weather Service is forecasting a break in the high dew point temperatures over the next few days after the muggy day today. So far this summer as of 4pm August 29, there have been 319 hours of dew point temperatures of 70 degrees or higher recorded at the Twin Cities International Airport. The record is 512 hours in 2002. What really stands out are the counts of extremely muggy dew point temperatures. So far this summer as of 4pm August 29, there have been 103 hours of dew point temperatures of 75 degrees or higher. This breaks the old record of 78 hours that was set back on 2001.

Twin Cities International Airport
Greatest Number of hours with dew point 
temperature of 70 degrees F
(1945-2011)

Rank  Year   Hours
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1.    2002   512
2.    1983   392
3.    1995   387
4.    2001   357
5.    1955   345

1981-2010 average = 182

so far in 2011 319
(through 4pm August 29)


Twin Cities International Airport
Greatest Number of hours with dew point 
temperature of 75 degrees F
(1945-2011)

Rank  Year   Hours
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1.    2011  103 (as of 4pm August 29)
2.    2001   78 
3.    1999   64
4.    1987   60
5.    1995   56

1981-2010 average = 18