The heat wave baking Minnesota and Wisconsin has led to record-breaking temperatures across both states and thunderstorm warnings in the Boundary Waters area. St. Cloud got up to 97, one degree higher than the record set in 1988.
The state's cattle industry suffered big losses during our recent heat wave. Minnesota Cattlemen's Association spokesman Joe Marten says they're still assessing the numbers, but several hundred animals have died over the past several days.
Today (Tuesday) is our warmest day in several years. The official temperature at the St. Cloud Regional Airport hit 100 degrees at 3:00 p.m. this (Tuesday) afternoon. That breaks the old record for this date, which was 96-degrees set in 2004.