Duluth Among Cities That Set New Record Low Temperatures Friday Morning
While this probably isn't the kind of record you'd want to set at the end of May, the Northland saw some history made early Friday morning. Three cities in the Northland saw their standing record low temperatures fall this morning, including Duluth.
Much of the region was under a freeze warning overnight due to the fact the National Weather Service was expecting sub-freezing temperatures, and that forecast didn't disappoint.
While many other places across the Northland probably saw the coldest temperatures they've ever seen on May 28, three cities where the National Weather Service keeps official historical weather records saw some pretty old records fall this morning.
Duluth's previous record of 32 degrees set back in 1965 fell this morning with our new record set this morning of 30 degrees. International Falls broke a record previously set in 1947. The old record in I-Falls was 27 degrees, and today they saw a new record low of 24. The biggest difference of the three was Hibbing, breaking the old record of 27 set in 2008 by 6 degrees, with the new record set this morning being 21 degrees.
The National Weather Service's weather stations saw a total of 5 locations beside Hibbing record temperatures of 21 degrees, including places like just outside of Beaver Bay (away from the lake) and Seagull Lake.
The most commonly-seen temperature across the Northland overnight according to the National Weather Service was 27 degrees, with places like Cloquet, Walker, Littlefork, Cohasset, and Wright all seeing 27 degrees as the coldest temperature this morning. The coldest spot, however, was Brimson at a very unseasonable 18 degrees! Cotton wasn't far behind at 19. Brr!
The good news for those missing some warmth is that we're in for a steady warm-up heading through the weekend and into next week. While we'll see another night of temperatures around the freezing mark overnight Friday into Saturday morning, overnight lows will work toward the 50s for next week, with daytime highs expected to hit the mid-60's Saturday and Sunday in the Twin Ports, and we'll be within close proximity to 70 Monday and heading into the new week.