On Tuesday, parts of central and southern Minnesota were hit with a brief heat advisory. Temperatures reached 96 degrees in parts of the Twin Cities Metro Area.
As temperatures soar in the Twin Cities metro, Blaine is offering a new program at one of its most popular beaches.
“This is our 13th season at Lakeside Commons Park and we started a new program this year,” said Nate Monahan, Blaine Parks and Recreation Manager. “We have a police officer down here everyday from 3-9 p.m. to help with safety and make sure everyone follows the rules.”
The Blaine Police Department will have an officer posted at Lakeside Commons everyday and will also have a mobile surveillance camera on the beach. Blaine wants to make sure that residents feel safe this season as some residents feel like the extra protection is needed in popular public places.
Lakeside Commons also offers other amenities other than the newly added protection. “We have a volleyball court, beach , splashpad, rentable pavilion, big playground, kayak rentals, and a fishing dock,” said Monahan.
Residents of Blaine can drop by the Lakes Commons Park for free with proof of residency. If you are not a resident, you can purchase a day pass for $10 or stop by the Blaine city hall and purchase a year pass for $30.
Temperatures dropped to comfortable breezy 70 degrees the following day. Temperatures will rise into the mid 80s up until Saturday with mostly sunny weather.
Tuesday gave us a quick preview of what’s to come this following weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s this weekend and will top out at 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.
More than 100 million Americans will be affected by the slow moving heat wave. The heat wave has reached parts of the Midwest all the way down to the gulf coast region.