September picks up where August left off, in extreme heat

Lumpy cumulus clouds
Lumpy cumulus clouds decorate a deep blue September sky.
Paul Huttner | MPR News

The first five days of September started with a heat wave with temperatures surpassing all previous climate records. Although most of the week was dry and hot, it wasn’t scorching everywhere.

People in northern Minnesota saw about two inches of rainfall on Sept. 5, which broke another record, this one for precipitation this time of year.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with meteorologist Mark Seeley in their weekly weather chat about the outlook for the rest of September. Listen to the full conversation above.

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