Daily to Monthly Temperature Records Set on May 14th

The combination of sunny skies, dry air, and very warm temperatures aloft allowed for record high temperatures to occur across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and parts of western Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 14th.  Besides setting daily records, some locations had their warmest temperatures so early in the year and during the month of May.  Below are the new records for this date.

...Record High Temperatures for May 14th...

                        New     Old        Records
   Location     State  Record  Record       Began
   --------     -----  ------  ------       -----
Austin WWTP       MN    100   91 in 2007     1938
Byron             MN     96   92 in 2007     1993
Cresco 1NE        IA     95   89 in 2007     1893
Elkader           IA     94   91 in 1894     1893
Fayette           IA     95   90 in 1944     1893
Grand Meadow      MN     94   90 in 2007     1891
New Hampton       IA     96   92 in 2001     1897
Osage             IA     97   90 in 2007     1894
Prairie du Chien  WI     94   92 in 1894     1893
Rochester         MN     97   94 in 2007     1886
Sparta            WI     91   91 in 2007     1893
Theilman          MN     98   94 in 2007     1962
Winona Dam 5A     MN     91   90 in 2007     1939


Warmest Temperature so early in a year...

                         New          
    Location    State   Record      Previous Record
    --------    -----   ------      ---------------   
Austin WWTP       MN     100       91    May 14 2001
                                   91    April 30 2001
Byron             MN      96       89    April 29 2004
Cresco 1NE        IA      95       91    May 2 1992
                                   91    April 23 1980
                                   91    May 3 1949
New Hampton       IA      96       95    May 6 1934
Osage             IA      97       96    May 6 1934
Rochester         MN      97       94    May 6 1934
                                   94    May 14 2007
Theilman          MN      98       93    May 4 1980


Warmest May Temperature...

                         New          
    Location    State   Record      Previous Record
    --------    -----   ------      --------------- 
Austin WWTP       MN     100       94   May 28 1988
Byron             MN      96       93   May 30 2006
                                   93   May 29 2006
                                   93   May 19 1998
Cresco 1NE        IA      95       93   May 30 2006
Elkader           IA      94       94   May 30 2006
                                   94   May 30 1953
                                   94   May 30 1953
                                   94   May 26 1911
                                   94   May 5 1909
                                   94   May 9 1895
Theilman          MN      98       95   May 30 2006

       



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