Get Ready for a Labor Day Weekend Heatwave in Southern Minnesota
Hopefully you didn't fall for Mother Nature's trick, lulling you into a false sense of autumn-ness with the recent cool days. It's going to be a scorcher this Labor Day weekend.
The National Weather Service says we can expect highs in the nineties from this Friday, through the long weekend, and into Tuesday.
Sunday and Monday currently look like the hottest days with some areas possibly nearing 100.
Forecast Highs According to The Weather Channel
- FRI 9/1: High 90 🌤️
- SAT 9/2: High 92 ⛅
- SUN 9/3: High 97 ☀️
- MON 9/4: High 97 ☀️
- TUE 9/5: High 90 ⛅
Heat is the 3rd Deadliest Weather Factor in Minnesota
The third greatest number of weather fatalities in Minnesota since 1990 has been due to excessive heat. Eighteen people have died from high heat and humidity. Only tornadoes and flooding have killed more people in the last 25 years.
In the last 10 years, a national average of 219 people have died as a result of health problems directly related to excessive heat. Considering this death toll, the National Weather Service has stepped up its efforts to more effectively alert the general public to the hazards of heat waves.
Based on research findings, the National Weather Service devised the Heat Index (HI). It is an accurate measure of how hot it really feels when the relative humidity is added to the actual air temperature. It is important to note that since heat index values were devised for shady, light wind conditions, exposure to full sun can increase values by up to 15 degrees.