What a difference a year makes. Memorial Day 2019 brought us cool rain with a high around 50°. Do you remember Memorial Day 2018? A year ago in St. Cloud it was sunny & hot with a high of 96°.

Last year it hit 100° at MSP, for the earliest 100-degree reading in history.

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
203 AM CDT Tue May 29 2018
...Highest Heat Indices on May 28, 2018...
Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider
Cambridge AP                 106 F     0455 PM 05/28   AWOS
Augusta 1NW                  101 F     0605 PM 05/28   RAWS
Faribault AP                 101 F     0255 PM 05/28   AWOS
Eden Prairie AP              101 F     0253 PM 05/28   ASOS
Hutchinson AP                101 F     0215 PM 05/28   AWOS
Lakeville AP                 101 F     0335 PM 05/28   AWOS
Maple Lake AP                101 F     0335 PM 05/28   AWOS
Minneapolis-St. Paul AP-MSP  101 F     0353 PM 05/28   ASOS
Lake Elmo AP                 100 F     0255 PM 05/28   AWOS
Santiago 3E                  100 F     0320 PM 05/28   RAWS
Ladysmith 2SW                100 F     0505 PM 05/28   RAWS
Montevideo AP                100 F     0455 PM 05/28   AWOS
Owatonna AP                  100 F     0312 PM 05/28   AWOS
St. Paul Dwtn AP             100 F     0153 PM 05/28   ASOS
Carver 3S                    100 F     0249 PM 05/28   RAWS
Waseca AP                     99 F     1235 PM 05/28   AWOS
Wyoming 6WSW                  99 F     0506 PM 05/28   RAWS
Crystal AP                    99 F     0436 PM 05/28   ASOS
Apple Valley                  99 F     0400 PM 05/28   GPSMET
Princeton AP                  99 F     0436 PM 05/28   AWOS
Farmington 1SE                99 F     0400 PM 05/28   NWS
Glencoe AP                    98 F     0316 PM 05/28   AWOS
Litchfield 3S                 98 F     0411 PM 05/28   RAWS
Litchfield AP                 98 F     0335 PM 05/28   AWOS
Le Sueur 1S                   98 F     0100 PM 05/28   GPSMET
Blaine AP                     97 F     0345 PM 05/28   AWOS
Buffalo AP                    97 F     0355 PM 05/28   AWOS
Eau Claire AP                 97 F     0356 PM 05/28   ASOS
St. James AP                  97 F     0315 PM 05/28   AWOS
Milan 1NW                     97 F     0600 PM 05/27   COOP
Mankato AP                    97 F     0156 PM 05/28   AWOS
Morristown                    97 F     0130 PM 05/28   GOES
Olivia AP                     97 F     0215 PM 05/28   AWOS
Red Wing AP                   97 F     0455 PM 05/28   AWOS
South St. Paul AP             97 F     0415 PM 05/28   AWOS
St. Cloud AP                  97 F     0453 PM 05/28   ASOS
Stanton AP                    97 F     0355 PM 05/28   AWOS
New Ulm AP                    97 F     0115 PM 05/28   AWOS
Chetek AP                     97 F     0555 PM 05/28   AWOS
Alexandria AP                 96 F     0453 PM 05/28   ASOS
Willmar AP                    96 F     0435 PM 05/28   AWOS
Sauk Centre AP                96 F     0435 PM 05/28   AWOS
Fairmont AP                   96 F     0156 PM 05/28   AWOS
Little Falls 2SSE             96 F     0407 PM 05/28   RAWS
New Richmond AP               96 F     0440 PM 05/28   AWOS
Rush City AP                  96 F     0417 PM 05/28   AWOS
Albert Lea AP                 95 F     0355 PM 05/28   AWOS
Benson AP                     95 F     0415 PM 05/28   AWOS
Madison AP                    95 F     0435 PM 05/28   AWOS
Granite Falls AP              95 F     0159 PM 05/28   AWOS
Glenwood AP                   95 F     0415 PM 05/28   AWOS
Menomonie AP                  95 F     0540 PM 05/28   AWOS
Osceola AP                    95 F     0315 PM 05/28   AWOS
Paynesville AP                95 F     0615 PM 05/28   AWOS
Redwood Falls AP              95 F     0153 PM 05/28   ASOS

The cool, wet spring of 2019 will continue for the first part f this week, before sunshine and mid 70s return to central Minnesota for Thursday and Friday.

Minnesota's 3-month outlook for June, July, and August from the National Weather Service calls for below-average temps and above-average precipitation.

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