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For December 19
(for Southeast Minnesota, Northeast Iowa, and Western Wisconsin)
  • In 1948, Spring Grove, MN (6") snow.
  • In 1960, Elkader, IA (7") snow.
  • In 1983, the following locations recorded their coldest December temperature: In MN: Theilman (-38), Preston (-35), Rochester (-33), Winona (-28). In IA: Cresco (-30). In WI: Jump River (- 47, also tied January 2, 1979 for coldest temperature on record), Blair (-39), Hatfield (-39, also coldest temperature on record), Dodge (-38), Mondovi (-38), Viroqua (-36), Owen (-33), La Crosse (-30), Mauston (-30), Mather (-29), Lancaster (-27), Platteville (-26).
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