A Chilly Morning

September 3, 2013 0 Comments

We’ve certainly had our share of autumn-like days in the past month or so, but this morning’s chilly temperatures seemed to do the best job of reminding us how close we are to fall and that frosty weather may be just around the corner.  Thanks to a strong area of Canadian high pressure that fed cool, dry air into the Upper Mississippi Valley, we experienced the coolest temperatures in three months across our area.  Temperatures in some cases were closer to record lows than the seasonal average.  For instance, Rochester started the day with a morning low of 43° which is 13° below normal but only 10° above the record set in 1974.  It was the coldest official temperature recorded in the city since June 3rd when we last dropped to that temperature during our late spring/early summer cool spell. 

Temperatures this morning were more typical of late September than the first week of the month.

Temperatures this morning were more typical of late September than the first week of the month.

DODGE CENTER AWOS     MN :   63 /  41 / 0.00
AUSTIN AWOS           MN :   63 /  41 / 0.00
ROCHESTER ASOS        MN :   64 /  43 / 0.00

PRESTON AWOS          MN :   62 /  48 / 0.00
WINONA AWOS           MN :   68 /  48 / 0.00
CHARLES CITY AWOS     IA :   68 /  45 / 0.00
DECORAH AWOS          IA :   63 /  45 / 0.00
OELWEIN AWOS          IA :   70 /  46 / 0.00
MEDFORD WI AWOS          WI :   63 /  38 / 0.00
BLACK RIVER FALLS AWOSWI :   71 /  37 / 0.00
LA CROSSE ASOS        WI :   70 /  48 / 0.00
SPARTA-FT MCCOY AWOS  WI :   70 /  39 / 0.00
VOLK FIELD ASOS       WI :   70 /  34 / 0.00
VIROQUA AWOS          WI :   64 /  47 / 0.00
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AWOS WI :   66 /  48 / 0.00
BOSCOBEL ASOS         WI :   70 /  48 / 0.00
PLATTEVILLE AWOS      WI :   71 /  48 / 0.00

BYRON 4N              MN :DH0700/  64 /  39 / 0.00

GRAND MEADOW          MN :DH0600/  60 /  40 / 0.00

CRESCO                IA :DH0700/  63 /  41 / 0.00

 

The near future looks much warmer for us as a warmer air mass is expected to work its way in from the west, bringing low temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the next 7 days or so rather than the cool 30s and 40s that were felt Monday night/Tuesday morning.

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