You know those record books for high temperatures on May 14?
Just throw them out.
After a spring that sometimes seemed nowhere to be found, both the Twin Cities and other locations in southern Minnesota topped daily high temperature records Tuesday.
Minneapolis-St. Paul beat the record of 95 degrees set in 1932 by topping out at 98 at 3:25 p.m., according to Shawn DeVinny, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.
That was also the hottest temperature recorded this early in the season in the Twin Cities.
Several southern Minnesota locations met or exceeded the statewide historical high temperature record of 99 degrees for May 14, DeVinny said. Mankato, Albert Lea, Waseca, Owatonna and New Ulm all hit 99 degrees, Fairmont hit 100 and Amboy and St. James hit 102.