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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published October 24 2013

Weather Talk: Record low temperatures will soon be below zero

Our record low temperatures are now mostly in the single digits above zero, and beginning in early November, all our record lows will be below zero until March 31.

A couple of exceptions to that statement will be Saturday, when the record low is minus 4 degrees, set in 1919, which is the earliest below zero temperature on record, and one final double-digit record next Wednesday, when the record low is 10 degrees set in 1991.

That was the day before the famed Halloween blizzard that dropped very heavy snow in portions of Minnesota that year. Of course, such blizzards this time of year are rare, but smaller snows are more common.

The record lows this time of year were almost all set a day or two after a snowfall as snow cover helps the air get colder during our increasingly long nights.

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