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Map of low temperatures for January 15, 2009

 

True to form, cold arctic air flowed across our area overnight dropping temperatures to sub-zero readings that rivaled the cold outbreak of 1996.  The map above shows the low temperatures through 6 AM CST/5 AM MST for most areas.  However, temperatures in many areas continued to fall through shortly after sunrise.

Many locations will have high temperatures below zero this afternoon.

This cold snap won’t last as long as 1996 but the temperatures are still impressive.  The tables below have been updated to show where this morning’s low temperatures fit in the record books.  The low temperatures for January 15, 2009 in these tables are through 10 AM CST.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -29          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -26          1/15/2009

 3.         -25          2/ 3/1996

 4.         -25          2/ 1/1996

 5.         -21          1/ 4/1999

 6.         -21          1/ 7/1996

 7.         -20          1/16/2007

 8.         -20          1/13/1998

 9.         -20         12/26/1996

10.         -19          2/20/2008

11.         -19          1/24/2008

12.         -19          1/15/2005

 

 

Sioux City, Iowa

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -23          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -20          1/15/2009

 3.         -20          1/24/2008

 4.         -20          1/ 9/1999

 5.         -20          2/ 1/1996

 6.         -19         12/22/2008

 7.         -19          1/16/2007

 8.         -19          2/ 3/1996

 9.         -19          1/ 7/1996

10.         -16          2/ 4/2007

11.         -16         12/ 6/2005

12.         -16          2/ 2/2001

 

 

Spencer, Iowa

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -27          1/15/2009

 2.         -27          2/ 2/1996

 3.         -23          2/ 3/1996

 4.         -23          2/ 1/1996

 5.         -22          1/24/2008

 6.         -21          1/16/2007

 7.         -21          1/ 9/1999

 8.         -20          2/20/2008

 9.         -20         12/25/2000

10.         -19          1/28/1997

11.         -18         12/24/2000

12.         -18          1/ 4/1999

 

 

Marshall, Minnesota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -28          2/ 1/1996

 3.         -27          1/15/2009

 4.         -26          2/ 3/1996

 5.         -23          1/19/1999

 6.         -22          2/20/2008

 7.         -22          1/30/2004

 8.         -21          1/ 7/1996

 9.         -21          1/ 6/1996

10.         -21          1/ 5/1996

11.         -20          1/29/2004

12.         -19          2/19/2008

 

 

Worthington, Minnesota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -29          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -26          1/15/2009

 4.         -26          2/ 4/1996

 5.         -22          2/21/2008

 6.         -22          2/20/2008

 7.         -22          2/ 1/1996

 8.         -21          1/ 5/1999

 9.         -21          1/11/1997

10.         -21          1/ 7/1996

11.         -20          1/10/1999

12.         -20          1/ 9/1999

 

 

Huron, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -33          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -31          2/ 3/1996

 3.         -31          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -30          1/15/2009

 5.         -25          1/14/2005

 6.         -25          1/13/1998

 7.         -25          1/19/1996

 8.         -24          1/23/2003

 9.         -24         12/26/1996

10.         -23          1/15/2005

11.         -23          1/27/2004

12.         -22          1/16/2005

 

 

Mitchell, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -36          2/ 3/1996

 2.         -31          2/ 2/1996

 3.         -31          2/ 1/1996

 4.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 5.         -25          1/15/2009

 6.         -25         12/27/1996

 7.         -25         12/26/1996

 8.         -25          1/19/1996

 9.         -23          2/02/2005

10.         -23          1/13/1998

11.         -23          1/17/1998

 

 

Yankton, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -26          1/25/2008

 2.         -26          1/24/2008

 3.         -23          2/ 2/1996

 4.         -22          2/ 3/1996

 5.         -20          1/15/2009

 6.         -20          1/17/2007

 7.         -20          1/16/2007

 8.         -20          2/ 2/2001

 9.         -19          2/ 4/1996

10.         -17          1/16/2005

11.         -17          2/ 3/2001

12.         -17          1/28/1997

 

 

Brookings, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

          Degrees          Date

 1.         -32          2/ 2/1996

 2.         -31          1/15/2009

 3.         -31          2/ 3/1996

 4.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 5.         -25          1/17/1997

 6.         -25          2/ 1/1996

 7.         -25          1/20/1996

 8.         -25          1/19/1996

 9.         -25          1/ 7/1996

10.         -24          1/15/2005

11.         -24          1/14/2005

12.         -24          1/ 9/1999

 

 

Chamberlain, South Dakota

 

Lowest Minimum Temperatures

From January 1, 1996 to present date

 

         Degrees          Date

 1.         -30          2/ 3/1996

 2.         -30          2/ 2/1996

 3.         -27          2/ 4/1996

 4.         -24          1/19/1996

 5.         -23          2/16/2007

 6.         -23          2/15/2007

 7.         -22          1/20/1996

 8.         -21          1/15/2009

 9.         -21         12/27/1996

10.         -21          2/ 1/1996

11.         -20          1/13/1998

12.         -20         12/26/1996