MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The record-cold temperatures will continue throughout the weekend, with Sunday likely being the coldest day of the stretch. That being said, Saturday already broke cold weather records in the state.
WCCO meteorologist Lisa Meadows says that, with a high temperature of -3 degrees at the MSP weather station, that marks the coldest high ever recorded on this date, beating the previous record of 0 degrees measured in 1909.
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Saturday morning saw some slippery roads in southern Minnesota as temperatures were too cold to melt any of the falling snow. The day started out cloudy in the south, but cleared throughout the day.
***PRELIMINARY*** We may have set a new daily state record low temp for Feb 13 of -50 °F this morning at BNDM5, 25E Ely. We have several other stations in northern MN with low temps colder than -40! @nwstwincities @nwsGrandForks @nwsLaCrosse @KennyBlumenfeld @mndnr @DrSweetlu
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High temperatures on Saturday stayed below zero. The metro area will reach negative two degrees, but in the northwest part of the state – in Fargo and Bemidji – temperatures will only get as high as negative 11. Overnight on Saturday, temperatures will stay as cold as they were on Friday, but with the wind factored in, it will feel colder.
But the coldest air of the past two years will make its way through the state on Sunday. During the day, it will feel around negative 15 degrees in the metro, according to Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak. Sunday night, the temperatures will be the coldest they’ve been yet in this bitter cold stretch, with low temperatures in the Twin Cities dropping to negative 20 degrees.
However, after Monday, the temperatures will start to warm again – reaching up into the 30s by next weekend.
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