Rochester Could Set Another Weather Record Wednesday
Within the last few weeks, we set records for snowfall but Rochester could set a totally different weather record on Wednesday.
That old adage about how 'if you don't like the weather in Minnesota, wait five minutes and it'll change,' (though I also heard that about the weather while growing up over in Wisconsin too) is proving to be true this week.
While southeast Minnesota set records for receiving several inches of snow back on October 20th and again on October 25th, this week we're on the other side of that equation, and it's the unseasonably WARM weather that flirting with setting records.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2008 was the warmest election day in Rochester history-- and we tied that mark again this year on Tuesday when the mercury officially topped out at 74 degrees at Rochester International Airport. And, according to the National Weather Service office in La Crosse, we could set a record again Wednesday too.
The NWS weather archives say the record high for November 4th in Rah-Rah-Rochester is 75 degrees, also set 12 years ago back in 2008. And, the NWS forecast for southeast Minnesota Wednesday calls for highs in the mid 70's, which puts that current record in jeopardy.
Which Rochester weather extreme do YOU like best? If I had to choose, I think I'll stick with our extra-warm weather here in November-- mainly because I still have some leaves to rake up and some gardens to clear out for the fall before it gets cold again. Which, in true Minnesota fashion, it's supposed to do starting Monday when our highs are expected to only be in the upper 30s. Looks like our ride on the weather roller coaster will continue!
When you stop to think about it, the cold and snow really shouldn't be a surprise, given that Rochester has just ranked as one of the 15 coldest cities in the country. Keep scrolling to see WHERE we rank this year.