Sunday’s Cold Weather Will Repeat This Week
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The new year in the Rochester area began with bitterly cold weather - the coldest since the 2021 polar vortex that lasted several days in February.
The high temperature at the Rochester airport on Saturday was six degrees - at 12:24 am.
The mercury slipped below zero around 6:00 am and will struggle to get back into the positive range through Sunday afternoon.
Sunday’s unofficial low was -15 degrees. It was -10 degrees at 10:00 am.
It was twice as cold in NE Minnesota Sunday morning.
Temperatures are expected to moderate Monday but another round of very cold weather will arrive by mid-week. Lows Friday morning could reach -15 degrees again.
The Rochester area may not experience above-freezing weather again until the end of the month.
Rochester’s official temperature slipped below the freezing mark around 9:00 am last Monday. Accuweather's long-range forecast predicts below-freezing weather until Jan 29th when the high may reach 33 degrees.
By the way: the National Weather Service has released its summary of Rochester’s 2021 weather and its shows it was the 7th warmest on record.