Heat Wave! Duluth Hits New Daily Record High On Friday
Considering it wouldn't be out of the question to see snow in the Northland by now, we will absolutely take this as a win. The City of Duluth hit a new record daily high on Friday.
It happened on Friday, October 9th. According to the National Weather Service of Duluth, we reached a high of 80 degrees that day. That made it a record-breaking day as the warmest temperature ever recorded on the 9th of October is 76 degrees.
In case you're curious, Duluth has seen a high of 76 degrees on the 9th three different times: 1930, 1955 and 1960.
As mentioned in the tweet above, Duluth wasn't the only one who had a record-breaking day. Several other cities in the Northland also saw temperatures that fall more in line with summer than fall.
This comes after a record-breaking summer in the Northland! The summer of 2020 was the second warmest on record, with less than a degree separating the summer of 2020 from the warmest summer on record ever, which is 2012.
So what does the rest of October hold for us in terms of weather in the area? According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we can expect sunshine and mild conditions through the middle of the month. From there, the publication predicts warmer temperatures than usual for our area. There is no mention of snow in their predictions which is music to my ears. Ha!
As for when we can expect our first snowfall of the season, the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting it will happen during the first week of November.