Coldest Winter Since 1983-84 in Rochester, MN

January 23, 2014 0 Comments

In case you’ve been wondering how this winter (so far) stacks up against other winters, here’s how we rank in the top 20 coldest starts to winter in Rochester, MN. Many thanks to our friends at NWS La Crosse for compiling these statistics. Considering the track we’re on right now, we’ll easily continue advancing upward in the cold, winter rankings.

...COLDEST WINTER SINCE 1983-84 IN ROCHESTER MN...

THROUGH JANUARY 22ND...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT ROCHESTER 
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 10.9 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 7 DEGREES BELOW 
THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 17.9 DEGREES.  THIS WINTER IS TIED WITH THE 
WINTER OF 1981-82 FOR THE 11TH COLDEST START TO A METEOROLOGICAL 
WINTER AND THE COLDEST SINCE 1983-84 /5.8 DEGREES - 4TH COLDEST/.

BELOW ARE THE TOP 20 COLDEST STARTS /THROUGH JANUARY 22ND/ TO A 
METEOROLOGICAL WINTER...

            COLDEST STARTS TO A WINTER
                 IN ROCHESTER MN+                    
                    1886-2014

                    AVERAGE     
        RANK      TEMPERATURE        WINTER
        ----      -----------        ------
          1       3.7 DEGREES       1976-77
          2       4.1 DEGREES       1886-87
          3       5.6 DEGREES       1978-79
          4       5.8 DEGREES       1983-84
          5       7.2 DEGREES       1887-88
          6       7.6 DEGREES       1917-18
          7       9.2 DEGREES       1892-93
          8       9.8 DEGREES       1977-78
          9       9.9 DEGREES       1969-70
         10      10.6 DEGREES       1911-12
         11      10.9 DEGREES       2013-14
                 10.9 DEGREES       1981-82
         13      11.0 DEGREES       2008-09
                 11.0 DEGREES       2000-01
         15      11.2 DEGREES       1950-51
         16      11.3 DEGREES       1985-86
                 11.3 DEGREES       1916-17
         18      11.4 DEGREES       1961-62
         19      11.6 DEGREES       1942-43
         20      11.7 DEGREES       1972-73
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