A Look at Cool Weekend Temperatures

The past few days were seasonably below normal across our area. Here is a look at where some of the low temperatures will end up in the record book. Highlighted in green are new record lows, highlighted in yellow are ties with the record coldest minimums.

Area Sites      
with Long      
Period of Record 7/17/2009 7/18/2009 7/19/2009
(Greater than 30 years) Low Friday Morning Low Saturday Morning Low Sunday Morning
 
Academy, SD 49 third coldest min 48 ties coldest set in 1922 49 ties coldest set in 1947
Brookings, SD 50 ties seventh coldest min 48 ties third coldest min 46 ties third coldest min
Chamberlain, SD 49 breaks 59 set in 2004 50 breaks 57 set in 2006/2005  
Forestburg, SD 48 fifth coldest min 51 ties fourth coldest min 51 ties fourth coldest min
Huron, SD 47 third coldest min 48 breaks 49 set in 1972/1893 53 ties 12th coldest min
Mitchell, SD 50 breaks 57 set in 2004 52 second coldest min 55 breaks 61 set in 2005
Sioux Falls, SD 51 ties fifth coldest min 50 ties coldest 2006/1893 50 ties fourth coldest
Vermillion, SD 47 second coldest min 47 second coldest min 49 ties coldest set in 1911
Yankton, SD 51 ties coldest set in 1976 50 breaks 53 set in 1984/72 50 ties coldest set in 1947
       
Lakefield, MN 50 breaks 55 set in 1999 48 breaks 53 set in 2000 46 breaks 50 set in 2000
Marshall, MN 49 breaks 51 set in 1995/79 49 breaks 51 set in 2000 49 breaks 51 set in 2000
Pipestone, MN 44 ties coldest set in 1984/76 44 ties coldest set in 1984 44 ties coldest set in 1911
Worthington, MN 46 second coldest min 49 breaks 50 set in 1984 46 breaks 50 set in 2000
       
Hawarden, IA 52 ties second coldest min    
Sibley, IA 46 second coldest min 43 breaks 45 set in 1914 42 ties coldest set in 1947
Sioux Center, IA 49 ties third coldest min 48 ties coldest set in 1979  
Sioux City, IA 49 second coldest min 50 breaks 53 set in 1979/22 49 breaks 50 set in 1947
Sioux Rapids, IA 50 breaks 51 set in 1989    
Spencer, IA 50 ties coldest set in 1919/1896 49 ties coldest set in 1922 45 breaks 46 set in 1945
       
Wakefield, NE 47 fourth coldest min 49 ties coldest set in 1922 49 second coldest min



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