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August scorcher weekend not quite record-breaking

Last weekend's heat may have seemed like one for the Brainerd record books, but it was nothing special compared to a sweltering summer back in the Sixties.

Last weekend's heat may have seemed like one for the Brainerd record books, but it was nothing special compared to a sweltering summer back in the Sixties.

According to the National Weather Service, the hottest air temperature reached during the weekend was 90 degrees at just before 4 p.m. on Friday. This was two degrees short of the highest recorded maximum temperature for August 14 in Brainerd: 92 degrees in 1965. The lowest recorded minimum temperature was 37 degrees in 1977.

The humidity was impressive, however: Brainerd reached 100 percent humidity at several points during the weekend; the mornings of Friday and Saturday. It almost broke 100 percent again Sunday morning.

Monday's forecast called for mostly sunny conditions with a high of 74 degrees. Tuesday's weather looked more gloomy, with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms and a high of 70 degrees. During Tuesday night, the forecast bumped up to a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms and a low of 54 degrees.

ZACH KAYSER may be reached at 218-855-5860 or Zach.Kayser@brainerddispatch.com . Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZWKayser .

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