Tricounty News

Cold mornings and a little frost



By Mark Anthony

Meteorologist

On Monday morning, most of us woke-up to some frost on our windows as temperatures fell into the 20s and lower 30s. Many spots in northern Minnesota hit the upper 20s for morning lows. Mora, Hibbing, and even Benson all dipped to 28 degrees.

Meanwhile, Alexandria and Morris both fell to 37 degrees. The Elbow Lake area fell to 33 degrees which was just four degrees shy of the record low set for that city set back in 1951.

The chilly air was short-lived, however, as many of us needed the AC back on by that afternoon. High temperatures warmed-up into the mid to upper 70s and even some lower 80s around the state.

It's that time of the year where temperatures can have a big extreme from the early morning to the late afternoon. So keep the shorts out, but a sweater or jacket handy for late in the evening or early morning!

As far as rainfall chances, it appears little moisture remains in our future right through the weekend. Temperatures will cool-off by the midweek, but we will gradually warm-up into the 70s once again out ahead of a weak system that could bring some rain by Sunday night. Here's hoping for some much-needed rainfall!

Have a great weekend!

Weather history: On this date in 1965 Minnesota residents woke up to a cold morning as temperatures fell into the teens and low-to-mid 20s statewide!

Weather fact: The air located around a lightning bolt is heated to around 30,000 degrees Celsius. This is five times hotter than the surface of the sun!

MN AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead Low 37 High 60

Duluth Low 38 High 59

Central Minn. Low 39 High 61

Twin Cities Low 45 High 66

Rochester Low 43 High 64

Marshall Low 41 High 64

Monday, Sept. 24: Sunny sky High 61 Low 43 Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph Prec. None

Today's sunrise: 7:15 a.m.

Today's sunset: 7:08 p.m.

Normal High: 63

Normal Low: 42

High pressure will continue to keep the area pretty much rain free and quiet with temperatures near average or slightly above, for much of the period.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 66 Low 46 Winds: SE 5-10 mph Prec. None

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 71 Low 48 Winds: SE 5-10 mph Prec. None

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 75 Low 48  Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph. Prec. None

Sunday: Partly cloudy, chance of rain late. High 77 Low 47 Wind: SE/W 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"