Tricounty News

Temps dipped low Sunday morning



By Mark Anthony,

Meteorologist

Weather column: Many around the state of Minnesota woke-up Sunday morning to very cold temperatures. Some parts of the state saw low temperatures Sunday morning in the teens. Luvern in southwestern Minnesota dipped to 14 degrees for the morning low.That beat the old record of

17 degrees set back in 1974. Hibbing was at 19 degrees for the morning low. Temperatures did warm-up by Sunday afternoon into the 40s and low-to mid-50s, and it made for a pretty pleasant fall day. (The Vikings also rolled-on so that helped out things as well).

Monday, Oct. 7, temperatures were not as chilly as the previous morning as the cloud cover, acting as a blanket, kept temperatures up overnight. Overnight low temperatures were generally in the 20s and 30s with some lower 40s across southern Minnesota. Mora and Hibbing both dipped to 26 degrees for the state low temperatures on Monday. Meanwhile, Alexandria fell to 39 degrees on Monday morning.

A weak weather disturbance pushed across most of the state on Monday. That disturbance brought some scattered light rain showers along with breezy conditions. With the high winds, parts of southern Minnesota were under a Red Flag warning for wild fires. Highs were in the upper 50s and low to mid 60s across the region.

Cooler air returned to the Upper Midwest by Tuesday as temps backed down in the 40s and 50s. The cooler temperatures are certainly helping out with the fire danger around most the state, but in most locations it is still elevated. More rain is possible late Wednesday night and again late Friday into Saturday. The best chance for real measurable rainfall will take place Saturday night. Temperatures will also be cool enough for some snowfall Saturday night into Sunday morning!

Have a great weekend!

Weather history: On this date in 1955, temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees above average as a warm-front pushed across the Upper Midwest. Highs were in the low-to mid-80s across much of Greater Minnesota!

Weather fact: A "positive giant" is a bolt of lightning that strikes the ground up to 12 miles away from the storm, carrying more power than regular lightning. It seems to come out of clear sky, so it is often called a "bolt from the blue."

MN AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead Low 27 High 54

Duluth Low 28 High 52

Central Minn. Low 28 High 55

Twin Cities Low 36 High 61

Rochester Low 35 High 60

Marshall Low 32 High 58

Today: Partly cloudy. High 55 Low 32 Winds: SW/NW 5-15 mph Prec. None

Monday's sunrise, Oct. 7:

7:31 a.m.

Monday's sunset: 6:44 p.m.

Normal High: 54

Normal Low: 36

A weak cold front will slide through the state of Minnesota Wednesday night. Little moisture will be associated with it, but we will see an increase in the cloud cover Wednesday night, along with a change in the wind direction that will bring in cooler air for Thursday and Friday. Highs will generally fall into the 40s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler. High 46 Low 25 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None

Friday: Variable cloudiness, chance of rain by the evening. High 48 Low 36 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High 54 Low 36 Winds: SE/NE 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.30"

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 50 Low 36 Wind: NE/SE 10-15 mph Prec. None