Chilly Summertime Air Brings Record Cold to Parts of the Northern Plains, Midwest

By: Sean Sporman Email
By: Sean Sporman Email

Cold weather has shattered records for cool and cold temperatures in parts of the Northern United States, even with August just a couple of days away.

A cold upper level low has brought chilly temperatures over the weekend to states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and surrounding areas.

Here are some of the record lows and record low maximum temperatures (or to put it another way, record low-high) as recorded by various National Weather Service offices across the region this past weekend:

Record Lows:
• Dubuque, Iowa (7/28/13) – 50 Degrees (Record was 51, Set in 2005) [Normal Low is 65 for July 28th]
• Bismarck, North Dakota (7/27/13) – 39 Degrees (Record was 43, Set in 1994) [Normal Low is 58 for July 27th]
• Sioux Falls, South Dakota (7/28/13) – 44 Degrees (Record was 45, Set in 1925) [Normal Low is 62 for July 28th]

Record Low Maximum Temperatures:
• Duluth, Minnesota (7/28/13) – 56 Degrees (Tied Record from 1888) [Average High is 77 for July 28th]
• Green Bay, Wisconsin (7/28/13) – 61 Degrees (Record was 64, Set in 1991) [Normal High is 80 for July 28th]
• Friendship, Wisconsin (7/27/13) – 58 Degrees (Record was 68, Set in 1935) [Average High is 83 for July 27th]

More cold weather was expected in parts of these areas on Monday. A Frost Advisory was in effect for far northern Minnesota, including places such as International Falls, from 2am to 7am Monday morning.

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