Another Record-Setting Morning For Rochester
It might not be the record we wanted to break, but it looks like Rochester set another weather record early Wednesday morning.
Even though it's mid-April, southeast Minnesota is in the middle of what I like to call the 'ol Winter One-Two Punch: First we had the snow, and now we're dealing with the cold. And both have been record-setting here in Rochester.
On Easter Sunday, we broke the record for the most snowfall ever on April 12th when over 7 inches of the white stuff recorded at the Rochester Airport. Then on Monday, we broke the old record low temperature of 18 degrees (set back in 1962) when the temperature dipped to 17 degrees overnight.
And, according to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, we just set ANOTHER record for coldest low temperature ever in Rochester for April 15th. The current record, which was again set during a cold snap in 1962, was 18 degrees. And the NWS said on their Twitter page that we shattered that record just after midnight Wednesday morning when we officially hit 17 degrees.
We won't know just HOW cold things got until later today, but I can tell you that at palatial St. John Manor in northwest Rochester, the mercury had dipped to 14 degrees at 4 a.m. when I was getting ready for work. Just how LOW will it go?!? Seeing as it'll be May in just a little over two weeks, I'd rather not know!