Unusually (Even Historically) Cold Mid-August Morning

August 15th, 2014 at 2:11 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

It was one unusually (term “historic” would even apply) cold mid-August morning with patchy, locally-dense fog.

Compare this morning’s low temperatures to the historic lows of mid-August 1964.  The only other August with near chill like 1964 was 1962 & 1965.

Unlike 1964, the coldest weather in the Midwest & Great Lakes was centered right over our northeastern counties.  Michigan was warmer than we were.  A strong surface high & that pool of very dry air with it (& perhaps even the dry soils in this area) led to the dramatic, unusual & downright historic temperature drop.

In 1964, the temperature dropped to as low as 26 in Minnesota & the growing season ended extra early in parts of that state, Wisconsin & Iowa.  That was not the case at all this time.

39 was recorded at several Mesonet stations, our Winamac & Burlington units & the Cass County Airport AWOS unit.

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2 Responses to “Unusually (Even Historically) Cold Mid-August Morning”

  1. TomL says:

    I took a nice deep breath when I walked out of the house this morning. It was very refreshing.

  2. I love these cool mornings and days. The vegetables don’t like it, well not tomatoes anyway, and I wonder about the field corn! I think it needs hot and humid nights (and days).

    Anyway, I had a low of 49* this morning! I saw the cloud bank moving in from the WSW and wondered how many non=weather watchers even saw it coming in. Why? Because it was bright blue overhead with not a cloud in the sky…except that cloud bank just peeking into the western horizon.


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