Warmest October 19th in Minnesota History?
(October 19, 2000)

It could be argued that October 19, 2000 was the warmest October 19th in Minnesota history. Checking the state climate data base, the warmest ever temperature on this date statewide was 89 degrees F at Morris (Stevens County) in 1947. At 3 pm on October 19, 2000, Appleton in Swift County reported 90 degrees F.

Many other locations have reported new record highs for the date, including....

Twin Cities International  84 F St Paul 84 F  Bemidji 75 F 
Cambridge 81 F Park Rapids 77 F (tied record) Big Fork 77 F
Cook 79 F Cloquet 79 F Montevideo 88 F 
Appleton 90 F Marshall 84 F  Redwood Falls 85 F
Owatonna 84 F Red Wing 84 F St Cloud 85 F 
Willmar 86 F Litchfield 84 F Hutchinson 84 F 
Princeton 82 F    

Of those shown above, the oldest record broken was 84 degrees F at Montevideo on this date in 1914.

Mark Seeley
Professor and Extension Climatologist
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN 55108


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