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Published August 29, 2012, 06:26 PM

Getting up close with the metro's hottest jobs

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Fargo-Moorhead is on track to have the 4th warmest summer on record. Today won't hurt the average. We topped 90 for the 22nd time this summer. StormTRACKER meteorologist Rob Kupec was out to see what some of the hottest jobs in the metro are.

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Fargo-Moorhead is on track to have the 4th warmest summer on record. Today won't hurt the average. We topped 90 for the 22nd time this summer. StormTRACKER meteorologist Rob Kupec was out to see what some of the hottest jobs in the metro are.

Crews are just finishing up a paving job here on the Dilworth-Moorhead line. This turned out to be the hottest of the hot jobs we found.

It's a busy day at Don's Car Wash on 13th avenue. As the cars get their first hose down, these guys have one of the hottest jobs here. But our thermometer shows that it’s actually about the same as it is outside.

Shaun Lager – Don’s Car Washes: “Today's not as bad. It's been cooling off in the evenings. It takes a little longer to warm up. So it doesn't get near as bad as it has.”

While it may not be the warmest, it was certainly the most humid.

Lunch time orders cook on the grill at Grand Junction in Moorhead. Anyone that has worked in food service can attest to how hot it is leaning over a grill in the summer. Maybe it's there good AC but over the grill the temperature just tops 100.

On north side of Dilworth crews from Aggregate industries are doing some road repairs.

Larry Olson – Aggregate Industries: “You’re laying down the mix and its coming behind you the heat, the heat is coming right behind you at the same time. So the fall is not bad. “

The thermometer on the street says about 100 degree. Using this infrared thermometer, we're getting readings of 250 degrees. Larry Olson has been just a foot over that 255 degree mark for over 40 years. He ranks this summer pretty high.

Larry Olson: “I believe it's the hottest, but you can ask the operator.”

From what we found today, he takes the top honors.

While it can still be hot into September, we start losing about 3 degrees per week off our average high and we are now just about 2 months away from our average first snow.

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