Early Fall Cold Snap Sets Record in Rochester
If you thought it was a little nippy in southeast Minnesota Tuesday, you're right-- in fact, record-setting cold enveloped Rochester.
I'm usually one of the first people who are clamoring for those cool fall temperatures. I love early fall in Minnesota, especially after a hot and humid summer like we had this year. Those crisp early-morning temperatures, low humidity and generally sunny days are perfect, if you ask me.
So, imagine my surprise when I got home from work Tuesday in Rochester, let our dog, Asher, out and thought to myself, "Yikes-- it's pretty COLD out here!" Because, yeah, it WAS pretty cold yesterday. Record-setting, even.
That's right, the National Weather Service says there's never been a colder high temperature at Rochester International Airport on September 8th than the puny 49 degrees we hit Tuesday. That's not just fall-like cool, that's downright cold. Especially when you look at the previous lowest high-temperature record of 57 degrees, which was set just last year, in 2019.
High temperatures in the upper 40's are the forecast for most of Minnesota again Wednesday, with frost even possible up north in the Arrowhead Region along the North Shore here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Yeah, that's about 20 to 25 degrees below where our average highs are for the first week of September.