Cold morning on August 30th

The cool, dry Canadian air mass parked over the state this morning brought some frost and record-setting temperatures at several locations. The following were new record lows for August 30th.

Crane Lake 30 F

International Falls 32 F

Bigfork 30 F

Ely 32 F

Pine River Dam 32 F

Wadena 32 F

Embarrass 27 F

The reading at Embarrass narrowly missed the all-time state record for August 30th of 26 degrees F at Sawbill Camp (Cook County) in 1935. In addition to the above, Benson in western Minnesota reported a new record low of 36 degrees F. It appears there may be some addition near record lows tonight (Aug 31st), but the state record for the 31st appears safe at 23 degrees F at Cotton in 1970. Incidentally, on August 31, 1949 it snowed in Duluth, the only known occurrence of snow in the month of August. Stay warm……….

  • http://www.benmatheson.com/ Ben Matheson

    Thanks for the post! It was exactly what I was curious about this morning. I (hope?) to see more records fall tonight.

  • Andy

    Thanks for the weather blogs–this is really fun and educational. What is the effect of sunspots on the weather?