Record Breaking Chill Across the Area Sunday Morning

...SIX RECORDS SET FOR COLD TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY MORNING...

COLD DRY CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO TUMBLE INTO
THE TEENS AND 20S THE MORNING OF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2012. LIGHT WINDS
AND ONLY SCATTERED HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS CLOUDS AIDED THE COOLING, BUT
THE LACK OF MOISTURE IN THE GROUND AND FROM VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION
IN THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHILLY READINGS.
NORMALLY THE AREA DOES NOT GET THIS COLD UNTIL MID TO LATE NOVEMBER.
NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED AT THE SPENCER AIRPORT,
THE SIOUX CITY GATEWAY AIRPORT, KICD RADIO AT SPENCER IOWA, WAKEFIELD
NEBRASKA, LAKEFIELD MINNESOTA, AND WHITE LAKE SOUTH DAKOTA. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE DETAILS OF THE CHILLY MORNING:

    LOCATION        LOW TEMP      PREVIOUS RECORD
    --------        --------      ---------------
    SPENCER ARPT       13         19 FROM 2000
    SIOUX CITY ARPT    15         23 FROM 1974/2000
    SPENCER KICD       15         18 FROM 1974
    WAKEFIELD          17         18 FROM 1974
    LAKEFIELD          19         23 FROM 2000
    WHITE LAKE         19         20 FROM 1952

THE FOLLOWING SITES WERE CLOSE TO THE RECORD LOW...BUT DID NOT
QUITE REACH IT...

    PIPESTONE          18         16 FROM 1976
    HURON ARPT         19         18 FROM 1952
    YANKTON WNAX       20         19 FROM 1952
    SIOUX FALLS        22         17 FROM 1974
    WORTHINGTON        22         20 FROM 1976
    WESSINGTON SPRINGS 23         22 FROM 1900
    PICKSTOWN          26         24 FROM 1952
    MITCHELL ARPT      27         19 FROM 1952
    MARSHALL           28         20 FROM 2000



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