An Early Taste of Autumn
It was a cold morning across northern Minnesota where many locations dropped below freezing for the first time this season. A few spots even broke low temperature records:
- International Falls: 28F this morning broke the old record of 31F
- Hibbing: 29F this morning broke the old record of 33F
The coldest spot was Robinson. The city came in with a low temperature of 24F!
— NWS Duluth (@NWSduluth) September 6, 2018
While not completely uncommon to see temperatures this cool at the start of September, this freeze does come a few weeks earlier than the average first freeze date across northern Minnesota.
For instance, the average first freeze date (when the temperature drops below 32F) in International Falls, MN is September 13. Here’s some interesting trivia to impress your friends at the next dinner party: the record earliest first freeze in Grand Marais, MN is July 1, 1947!