MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It felt like the seasons changed almost overnight in the Twin Cities. But in other parts of the country, that seeming switch happened about as fast and at a much more pronounced level.
A noted climatologist on Twitter reported that a weather station in South Dakota just broke the standing record for the quickest gap between a 100-degree temperature reading and measurable snow.READ MORE: Maple Grove Man Convicted Of Murder In Wife's Shooting Death
In the span of two days, the Rapid City station achieved the feat. It was 102 degrees on Sept. 5, and then on Sept. 7 the station marked just over a half-inch of snow recorded.READ MORE: ‘Our Business is Down Over 50%’: Deadly St. Paul Bar Shooting Impacts Surrounding Businesses
Brian Brettschneider said that the previous record was “a questionable 3 days at Ardmore, SD, in Sept 1929.”
🚨🚨🚨 Rapid City, SD, (WFO) was 102°F on September 5th and had measurable snow on September 7th. This 2-day gap between 100°F and measurable snow breaks the U.S. record for any station (previously a questionable 3 days at Ardmore, SD, in Sept 1929). https://t.co/okahAsDb44 pic.twitter.com/2C56jpdLjT
— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) September 9, 2020
Closer to home, the National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for much of central Minnesota and a freeze warning for the northern third of the state. The advisories/warnings are slated to take effect at 1 a.m. and last until 7 a.m. Thursday.MORE NEWS: None Hurt After Shots Fired Inside Plymouth Movie Theater
Minnesotans are advised to protect outdoor plants and wrap outdoor pipes or allow them to drip slowly overnight.