Maximum Temperatures for January 9th and 10th

Near-record and record highs were set January 9th and 10th for many locations across the Upper Midwest, as temperatures soared to the upper 40s and low 50s each day. This was all in response to increasing southwesterly winds, a lack of snow cover, and abundant sunshine. These readings were 20 to 25 degrees above normal for this time in January. 

The following table lists the highs Jan 9th and 10th, as well as the records for each day.

Location

Highs January 9th

Record Highs January 9th (Year) Highs January 10th Record Highs January 10th (Year)

Charles City, IA*

48 50 (1939) 54 48 (1928)

Decorah, IA*

46 55 (1939) 52 49 (1950)
Oelwein, IA* 49 56 (1939) N/A 51 (1928)
         
Rochester, MN 46 46 (2002) 54

 46 (1939)

Austin, MN* 45 47 (2002) 54 43 (1939)
Preston, MN* 45 54 (2003) 52 50 (2002)
Winona, MN* 45 52 (1939) 52 50 (1928)
         
La Crosse, WI 49 53 (2002) 53  50 (1928)
Prairie du Chien, WI* 48 57 (2003) 54 52 (2002)
Sparta, WI* 45 54 (2003) 52 52 (2002)
Medford, WI* 41 46 (2003) 45 44 (2002)

* Official records are from local Cooperative Observers. The reports are submitted at 7am the following day. Temperatures currently in the table are from other automated sources and could be a degree or two different from the official temperature readings.



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