|Minneapolis, Minnesota Weather Station - 1890|
For my Way Back Whens-day post, I thought it would be fun to share some of the extreme records in Minnesota weather over the past 130 years! You may be surprised.
Highest Temperature was July 29, 1917 (and July 6, 1936) at 117 °F.
Highest heat index was July 19, 2011 at 130 °F degrees.
Lowest Temperature was Feb. 1996 (I remember!) at -60 °F
Lowest Wind Chill was January 9th, 1982 at -71 °F.
Largest single-day change was a 71 °F drop on April 3, 1982.
Most snow in one snowstorm was Jan. 6-8th, 1994 with 47 inches.
Earliest recorded snow was on August 31, 1949
Latest recorded snow was on June 4, 1935
In 2010 we broke many state-wide records for the number of tornados in one day (48), in one month (71) and in one year (113). That summer (the year my twins were born) I had to bring my children down into our basement six times, which surprised me, because in the eight years we lived in that house, I had never had to bring them down there before.
I didn't mention the record rain, hail, flooding or droughts we've had. More proof that you never know what to expect in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Needless to say, Minnesota is a state of extreme weather. It's one of the reasons we live here (I think).
What about you? Do you have extreme weather where you live? Have you ever had to take shelter in a basement for a tornado? Ever weathered a blizzard? Had school canceled because of cold weather?