MSP sets daily heat record, hits 100 for 1st time in 4 years

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Pat yourself on the back, Minnesotans — or maybe just fan yourself: The Twin Cities set a heat record on Monday.

The National Weather Service says Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reached 100 degrees Monday afternoon, surpassing the old record for June 20, which was 98 degrees in 1933.

Not only did MSP set a daily record, but it also reached 100 degrees for the first time in over four years. According to the NWS, May 28, 2018, was the last 100-degree day.

In addition to the extreme heat, storm chances increased for Monday night and most of northwest Minnesota is in a severe thunderstorm watch through 10 p.m.

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