Havana, North Dakota, beats Havana, Cuba, on hot weather maps – InForum
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Temperatures here day and night beat some traditional hotspots. Next to the Moorhead Center shopping mall, WDAY News encountered a construction crew who were ready for a second day of blast furnace heat.
“We drink a lot of water and work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.,” said a construction worker on a project near the Moorhead Center shopping mall on Monday, June 20.
When the city hit 101 degrees this weekend, the Metro beat hotspots like Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, TX; and and Miami, Florida. On Monday, parts of North Dakota and western Minnesota were still in the running for the hottest in the country.
“It wasn’t the dry heat that Phoenix had. Phoenix had dew points in the 20s and 30s in the afternoon. Our dew points were in the 60s and near 70s, that’s i.e. when you feel sticky and clammy,” meteorologist WDAY Stormtracker said. Jesse Ritka.
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Monday morning, even the low temperatures were high. In Havana, North Dakota, families woke up to temperatures of 78 degrees. Havana, Cuba wasn’t even that hot. Nor is Istanbul, Turkey.
“So the month of June, we only have three times in the recorded history of Fargo where the temperature is above 75 degrees to start the day. That was in 1996, 2001 and 2011, and now this morning” , Ritka said.
To think that just two months ago the region was deepening after a severe spring snowstorm. One thing that remains predictable: the weather here is never boring.