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St. Louis Park ‘cancels’ playgrounds due to extreme heat

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With temperatures climbing toward 100 degrees this afternoon, the city of St. Louis park has canceled playgrounds.

More information is available through the St. Louis Park weather cancellation line at 952-924-2567.

A heat advisory has been issued for Monday as we start the week with triple-digit high temperatures. After the warm 90s of the weekend, a warmer front moved over the state Sunday night.

It will be sunny, hot and muggy Monday afternoon with a high near 100 and feeling more like 105. The only real savior is the wind, which was whipping branches back by Monday afternoon.

A cool front sweeps through Monday night, bringing a chance for spotty rumbles into Tuesday.

Monday's heat wave marked the third time so far this year that temperatures have topped 100 so far this year. The last time temperatures climbed above 100 more than three times a year was in 1988, when the century mark was crossed four times -- but even that's nothing compared to the hottest Minnesota summer on record.

In 1936, the state saw thermometers top 100 nine separate times that summer. The highest temperature the state has seen was also recorded that summer when the heat in Moorhead measured in at 114 degrees on July 6.

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