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Published June 07, 2011, 05:18 PM

Twin Cities Temps Hit Triple Digits

The temperature in the Twin Cities has risen into triple digits for the first time since July 2006.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The temperature in the Twin Cities has risen into triple digits for the first time since July 2006.

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/kFddTv ) that the thermometer read 102 degrees at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

That smashes the previous record high for June 7 of 95 degrees set in 2004. It's also the hottest day in the Twin Cities since the summer of 1988, when the mercury rose to 105 degrees.

The heat prompted the Minnesota State High School League to move Tuesday's boys lacrosse state semifinal contests back one hour to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service placed the Twin Cities under an excessive heat warning until Wednesday morning.

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