St. Paul Sears parking lot snow pile finally melted

Record heat has finally erased the last vestiges of winter in St. Paul.

Tuesday's 103-degree temperature finished off the once giant snow pile in the Sear's parking lot.

At its peak, the snow pile reached the top of the light posts in the parking lot. KSTP-TV says all that's left now is sand and debris.

The National Weather Service says the 103-degree heat Tuesday beat the previous record high for June 7 of 95 degrees set in 2004.

Elsewhere in Minnesota, WJON says the temperature at the St. Cloud Regional Airport hit 101 degrees Tuesday afternoon, which broke the old record for the date, which was 96-degree set in 2004.

In Mankato, KEYC-TV says Tuesday's temperature reached 102 degrees, beating the old record for that date of 97 set in 1987.

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Information from: KSTP-TV

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