Heat Continues in the Northland
Posted at: 08/26/2013 11:08 AM
| Updated at: 08/26/2013 12:28 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until 9:00 PM Monday for portions of The Northland, including the Twin Ports, Central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Temperatures will be in the upper 80's to middle 90's with heat index values near 105 degrees. StormTeam meteorologist Ben Dery says a weak lake breeze could keep things cooler near Lake Superior.
There is an Excessive Heat Warning posted for Southern Minnesota through Tuesday night. If you are heading to the 'Great Minnesota Get-Together', expect it to feel like 100 - 110 degrees. Misting stations are operating at the Minnesota State Fair, and according to the Associated Press, 90 people had been treated for heat-related illnesses through Sunday.
Much needed rain hit the Northland Sunday night and Monday morning, although torrential rains in northwest Wisconsin brought swollen rivers and streams. A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for Washburn, Sawyer and Price Counties until Tuesday morning. Rain wasn't the only problem, wind gusts of 51 mph were recorded near Port Wing. Click here for additional storm info. Even with the rain, fire danger remains high for some areas.
Ben Dery says another round of storms is likely this evening and the heat will continue through the work week. Take extra precaution if you are going to be spending time outdoors. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the direct sun for prolonged periods of time and avoid strenuous activity during peak heating times.
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