Record Lows Possible Saturday Morning

...RECORD LOWS POSSIBLE SATURDAY MORNING...

ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE EASTERN DAKOTAS AND
MINNESOTA TONIGHT...SETTING THE STAGE FOR SOME RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURES SATURDAY MORNING...JANUARY 2ND.

FOR SIOUX FALLS THE JANUARY 2ND RECORD LOW IS 20 BELOW ZERO...SET IN
1928. THE CURRENT FORECAST LOW FOR SATURDAY MORNING IS 26 BELOW
ZERO...WHICH WOULD SET A NEW DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR
JANUARY 2.

LAST YEAR ON JANUARY 15 2009 THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 26 BELOW
ZERO IN SIOUX FALLS...FOR THE COLDEST READING SINCE FEBRUARY 1996
WHEN THE MERCURY PLUNGED TO 29 BELOW ZERO. IRONICALLY...THE MERCURY
ALSO TOUCHED 65 DEGREES IN FEBRUARY 1996 AND THAT MONTH ENDED 2.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL IN SIOUX FALLS.


FOR SIOUX CITY THE JANUARY 2ND RECORD LOW IS 16 BELOW ZERO...SET IN
1911 AND TIED IN 1942. THE CURRENT FORECAST LOW FOR SATURDAY
MORNING IS 24 BELOW ZERO...WHICH WOULD SET A NEW DAILY LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR JANUARY 2.

LAST YEAR ON JANUARY 15 2009 SIOUX CITY RECORDED A LOW TEMPERATURE
OF 20 BELOW ZERO...WHICH TIED A 20 BELOW READING IN JANUARY 2008.
THE COLDEST SIOUX CITY TEMPERATURE IN RECENT HISTORY OCCURRED IN
FEBRUARY 1996. IRONICALLY...THE MERCURY TOPPED OUT AT 69 DEGREES IN
FEBRUARY 1996 AND THAT MONTH ENDED 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL...DESPITE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE DATING BACK TO THE MID
1990S.


FOR HURON THE JANUARY 2ND RECORD LOW IS 34 BELOW ZERO...SET IN
1887. THIS RECORD WILL LIKELY NOT BE BROKEN WITH A FORECAST LOW OF
22 BELOW ZERO SATURDAY MORNING JANUARY 2.




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