Record Heat to be Replaced by Gusty Winds and Cooler Temps
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Sunday’s record-breaking heat is forecast to be replaced by cooler air and howling winds on Monday.
Temperatures in southeastern Minnesota rose into the 80’s Sunday afternoon, with the National Weather Service reporting an unofficial high reading at the Rochester Airport of 84-degrees, topping the previous record for October 11th that was set in 1934 at 82-degrees.
Most other cities in the region reported highs in the low to mid-80s, while Albert Lea reached 86-degrees and the mercury climbed to 88-degrees in Faribault.
For Monday, the National Weather Service is predicting the afternoon highs will be over 20-degrees cooler in the Rochester area, while areas of northern Minnesota might only see highs in the 40’s. The cooler air will be blown into the state by gusty northwest winds that could top 40 miles per hour.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – It’s October, but summer is having a last hurrah in Minnesota.
Temperatures on Sunday soared into the 90s in parts of Minnesota as southern winds pushed in warm air.
The National Weather Service says the temperature in Minneapolis reached 84 degrees at 4 p.m. Sunday, trying a record set in 1930. The average high for Oct. 11 is 61.
In west-central Minnesota, Wheaton reportedly hit 97 at 3 p.m.
Moorhead, Appleton, Montevideo and Granite Falls have reached 93 so far. Bemidji and Orr in northern Minnesota touched 90, and International Falls – the self-proclaimed Nation’s Icebox – was at 87.
The summer-like weather is about to end, though. Highs in Minnesota on Monday will range from the upper 40s to low 60s.