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Record-breaking cold recap; warmer weekend

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Temperatures were awfully cold the past 48-hours and several records were broken in Rochester on Thursday and Friday.

The daily record cold high-temperature and daily record low-temperature were both set for February 13th. The high in Rochester on Thursday was 2° beating the previous record of 5° in 1970. The recorded low-temperature for Rochester on Thursday was -18°. That beat the previous record of -16° set back in 1971.

Then we experienced the coldest temperatures of the winter season Friday morning. The actual air-temperature dropped to -24° setting the record for the daily coldest low-temperature for February 14th. This beat the previous record set back in 1951 of -23°.

The good news...warmer temperatures are on the way for the weekend!

Highs will be back in the lower 30s and upper 20s for both Saturday and Sunday. Windy conditions are likely on Saturday with winds gusting to around 30 mph.

Our next chance for snow will be late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Light snow is expected to impact the morning commute Monday. Accumulations right now appear to around an inch or two for Monday morning and afternoon. We'll have updates through the weekend on the snow potential for Monday!

Enjoy the warmer temperatures for the weekend!


Nick Jansen

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