Record Lows Are Getting Low

Our record low temperatures are now mostly in the single digits above zero and beginning in early November, all our record lows will be below zero until March 31.   A couple of exceptions to that statement will be tomorrow, when the record low is -4 degrees, set in 1919, which is the earliest below zero temperature on record and one final double digit record next Wednesday when the record low is 10 degrees set in 1991.

Many of you may recall that was the day before the famed Halloween blizzard that dropped significant snow in portions of Minnesota that year.  Of course, such events this time of year are rare, but smaller snow events are more common.  The record lows this time of year were almost all set a day or two after a snowfall as snow cover greatly enhances our ability to cool off during our increasingly longer nights.