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Record Breaking Cold Comes to an End

After 36 hours of arctic air bringing frigid temperatures to the Midwest, it finally moved out today but not before we set a few records. Yesterday we set the record for both the coldest high temperature and the coldest low temperatures for February 13, both previous records dating back to the 1970's! And this morning we broke the February 14 coldest low temperature record with a bitter 24 below zero.

Crazy enough, that wasn't the coldest temperature in the area! Both Preston and Cresco dropped to 28 below this morning, breaking both of their coldest low records.

The good news is that we did warm up above zero today and will continue to warm as we head into tonight. Our low will be about 11 degrees but we'll wake up to temperatures in the twenties tomorrow morning! However with those strong winds and gusts up to 40 mph tonight, blowing snow could still pose a threat on rural roadways.

Warm days ahead of us as we head into the weekend. We'll start the week off warm on Monday with a chance of snow that could mix with some sleet or rain, but then temperatures will cool down for the remainder of the week.

Amanda Morgan

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