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Event Excessive Heat
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MAHNOMEN
WFO FGF
Begin Date 07/16/2011 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 07/20/2011 14:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A very unusual period of hot and humid weather settled over the northern plains. An upper level ridge set up across the nation's midsection, with thunderstorms firing almost continuously around the fringes of the ridge. This ring of fire scenario brought several bouts of severe weather to the area as well. Daytime highs generally rose into the 80s to low 90s with lows around 70. Dew point values generally peaked in the 70s to around 80, but slightly lower at night. At 7 pm on Tuesday (July 19), the temperature at Moorhead, Minnesota, peaked at 93F with a dew point of 88F, which gave it a heat index of 130. This generated a lot of media attention, as it was reported to be one of the hottest places on earth. In reality, siting and instrumentation characteristics may cast a little doubt on this reading. Despite this, it was undoubtedly a rare long duration heat event.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST POLK (ZONE) WEST POLK (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST BECKER (ZONE) EAST BECKER (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUBBARD (ZONE) HUBBARD (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) SOUTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST POLK (ZONE) EAST POLK (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED LAKE (ZONE) RED LAKE (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WADENA (ZONE) WADENA (ZONE) MN 07/16/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K