Extreme Weather 

Grand Forks Area sees Record-Breaking Low Temps

The Grand Forks area on Friday, Oct 12 saw extremely cold temperatures and record-breaking lows.

Friday morning temps plunged to -12.2C at the Grand Forks Airport, easily breaking the previous record low of -7.2C from 1979, National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling said.

1979 came after relatively weak solar cycle 20.

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In the city temps were even colder.

The previous cold record of -12C set in 1919 (end of the Centennial Minimum) was broken as Friday’s low touched -12.8C.

Temperatures hovered around freezing throughout Friday and Saturday.

Ritterling added that snowfall is expected again Saturday night through Sunday morning.


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