Temperatures Soar Into 90s in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's October, but summer is having a last hurrah in Minnesota.
Temperatures on Sunday soared into the 90s in parts of Minnesota as southern winds pushed in warm air.
The National Weather Service says the temperature in Minneapolis reached 84 degrees at 4 p.m. Sunday, trying a record set in 1930. The average high for Oct. 11 is 61.
In west-central Minnesota, Wheaton reportedly hit 97 at 3 p.m.
Moorhead, Appleton, Montevideo and Granite Falls have reached 93 so far. Bemidji and Orr in northern Minnesota touched 90, and International Falls - the self-proclaimed Nation's Icebox - was at 87.
The summer-like weather is about to end, though. Highs in Minnesota on Monday will range from the upper 40s to low 60s.