Coldest Temperatures Since 1996 Possible Tonight

 

Coldest low temperatures since January 1996

Our current arctic outbreak is indeed a chiller, however it

may not compare to the cold outbreak of 1996 when temperatures

below zero where persistant in January and February. Still, the

sub-zero readings anticipated tonight are worth a comparison

to years past.

 

So far this winter in Sioux Falls, the coldest high temperature

has been -4 degrees on December 15th and the coldest low

temperature has been -13 degrees on December 22nd. Last winter 
in Sioux Falls the
lowest temperature was -19 degrees on 
January 24th and February 19.

 

In Sioux City, the coldest high temperature so far for this 
winter has
been 0 degrees on Dec 21st and the coldest low 
temperature has been -19
on the 22nd. Last winter, the lowest 
temperature was -20 degrees on
January 24th.

 

So how cold has it been?  Below are the records for selected 
locations:

 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -29          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -25          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -25          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -21          1/ 4/1999

 5.         -21          1/ 7/1996

 6.         -20          1/16/2007

 7.         -20          1/13/1998

 8.         -20         12/26/1996

 9.         -19          2/20/2008

10.         -19          1/24/2008

11.         -19          1/15/2005

 

 

Sioux City, Iowa

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -23          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -20          1/24/2008

 3.         -20          1/ 9/1999

 4.         -20          2/ 1/1996

 5.         -19         12/22/2008

 6.         -19          1/16/2007

 7.         -19          2/ 3/1996

 8.         -19          1/ 7/1996

 9.         -16          2/ 4/2007

10.         -16         12/ 6/2005

11.         -16          2/ 2/2001

 

 

Spencer, Iowa

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -27          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -23          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -23          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -22          1/24/2008

 5.         -21          1/16/2007

 6.         -21          1/ 9/1999

 7.         -20          2/20/2008

 8.         -20         12/25/2000

 9.         -19          1/28/1997

10.         -18         12/24/2000

11.         -18          1/ 4/1999

 

 

Marshall, Minnesota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -28          2/ 1/1996

 3.         -26          2/ 3/1996

 4.         -23          1/19/1999

 5.         -22          2/20/2008

 6.         -22          1/30/2004

 7.         -21          1/ 7/1996

 8.         -21          1/ 6/1996

 9.         -21          1/ 5/1996

10.         -20          1/29/2004

11.         -19          2/19/2008

 

 

Worthington, Minnesota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -29          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -26          2/ 4/1996

 4.         -22          2/21/2008

 5.         -22          2/20/2008

 6.         -22          2/ 1/1996

 7.         -21          1/ 5/1999

 8.         -21          1/11/1997

 9.         -21          1/ 7/1996

10.         -20          1/10/1999

11.         -20          1/ 9/1999

 

 

Huron, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -33          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -31          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -31          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -25          1/14/2005

 5.         -25          1/13/1998

 6.         -25          1/19/1996

 7.         -24          1/23/2003

 8.         -24         12/26/1996

 9.         -23          1/15/2005

10.         -23          1/27/2004

11.         -22          1/16/2005

 

 

Mitchell, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -36          2/ 3/1996

 2.         -31          2/ 2/1996

 3.         -31          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 5.         -25         12/27/1996

 6.         -25         12/26/1996

 7.         -25          1/19/1996

 8.         -23          2/02/2005

 9.         -23          1/13/1998

10.         -23          1/17/1998

 

 

Yankton, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -26          1/25/2008

 2.         -26          1/24/2008

 3.         -23          2/ 2/1996

 4.         -22          2/ 3/1996

 5.         -20          1/17/2007

 6.         -20          1/16/2007

 7.         -20          2/ 2/2001

 8.         -19          2/ 4/1996

 9.         -17          1/16/2005

10.         -17          2/ 3/2001

11.         -17          1/28/1997

 

 

Brookings, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -32          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -31          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 4.         -25          1/17/1997

 5.         -25          2/ 1/1996

 6.         -25          1/20/1996

 7.         -25          1/19/1996

 8.         -25          1/ 7/1996

 9.         -24          1/15/2005

10.         -24          1/14/2005

11.         -24          1/ 9/1999

 

 

Chamberlain, South Dakota

 

Top Ten Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2009

 

         Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 3/1996

 2.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 3.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 4.         -24          1/19/1996

 5.         -23          2/16/2007

 6.         -23          2/15/2007

 7.         -22          1/20/1996

 8.         -21         12/27/1996

 9.         -21          2/ 1/1996

10.         -20          1/13/1998

11.         -20         12/26/1996

 



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