Mapped: Minnesota's uneven summer weather
It was a hot and dry summer in the Twin Cities, but that wasn't necessarily the case for the rest of the state.
Driving the news: Temperatures in the Twin Cities and southwestern Minnesota were one or two degrees above the mean from 1991 to 2020, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report for June, July and August.
Why it matters: Those areas were also much drier than usual and plunged back into a drought, where they remain.
Yes, but: It was a much different summer in northern Minnesota, where temperatures were closer to normal, and even cooler than usual in the northeast arrowhead.
Zoom out: NOAA says the U.S. summer clocked in at an average of 73.9 degrees, which is 2.5 degrees above average and the third-hottest summer in 128 years.
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