Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heat
State MINNESOTA
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO ARX
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-02 11:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-07-06 21:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level ridge of high pressure dominated southeast Minnesota and brought an extreme long duration heatwave from July 2nd through July 6th. Maximum apparent temperatures measured at automated weather observing systems across southeast Minnesota ranged from 100 to 110 each day during this period. At Rochester (Olmsted County), the automated weather observing system tied the record for the highest low temperature of 73 degrees on July 5th. Other impacts from the heat included stimulating algae growth on area waterways which depleted oxygen levels leading to fish kills.
Event Narrative Mesonet automated weather observing system recorded maximum apparent temperatures of 100 to 115 each day during the afternoon hours.


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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
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 07/02/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K