Cool air settled in over the northland on October 3 with temperatures dipping into the low 20's in many places in northeast Minnesota. International Falls set a record low of 20 degrees for October 3, breaking the old record of 23 set in 1999. The coldest place found was Embarrass with 18 degrees. No low temperature of 32 degrees has been reported yet at the Twin Cities International Airport this fall. The average date of the first frost (defined as the first date of 32 degrees or colder) at the Twin Cities International Airport is October 7.
Below is a Public Information Statement courtesy the National Weather Service.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN 820 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2008 ...COLD TEMPERATURES CHILL THE NORTHLAND... THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE SEASON THUS FAR WERE OBSERVED ACROSS THE NORTHLAND THIS MORNING. WIDESPREAD TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 20S WERE OBSERVED FOR MORNING LOWS...WITH EMBARRASS EVEN DIPPING INTO THE TEENS. VALUE LOCATION ===== ======== 18 EMBARRASS MN 21 INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN 21 BIGFORK MN 22 HIBBING MN 22 ORR MN 23 TOWER MN 23 COOK MN 23 FLOODWOOD 25 ELY MN 25 SILVER BAY MN 26 HAYWARD WI 27 CLOQUET MN 28 DULUTH MN 28 SUPERIOR WI