MANKATO (TEC News), August 28 – The Mankato area has seen record high temperatures in the last few days, even at night. Jacob Beitlich, meteorologist with the National Weather Service explained to us yesterday why that happens:
Beitlich 1 : “When you have humid air that cools down much more slowly than dry air. So for example when we had the really dry air in the mid July, early August, our over night lows were cooling down into the 60s and even 50s at times.” :15
Beitlich also encourages residents to take precautions when in the heat:
Beitlich 2 : “Be conscious of the heat, drink more water than you think you need and take frequent breaks.” :07
He says we’ll continue to see the high pressure in our region which will bring the hot humid air.