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Wednesday 3/7: Cooler temps today, chance of showers
by Greg_Boe
 the Backyard Rain Gauge
Mar 07, 2012 | 2546 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

I hope you got a chance to spend a few minutes outside yesterday, for today will not be a carbon copy...unfortunately.  A cold front will slice through town today, causing our temperatures to fall throughout the day.  We could see a few rain and/or snow showers as well.  Don't worry though, for warmer temperatures should return again by the weekend.   


Our numbers from Tuesday include a high temperature of 57 degrees in Chaska, while our low over the past 24 hours has been 29 degrees.  Current conditions as of 6:00 a.m. include a temperature of 44 mild degrees (likely our high for the day!), calm winds, and a falling barometer showing 29.51 inches of pressure.  The river was 7.18 feet deep.


Weather records on the books for March 7 include a high temperature of 76 degrees (1987), and a low of -14 degrees (1955).  We received 11.50" of snow on this date in 1917.


On this date in Minnesota weather history, snow and ice fell across much of Minnesota back in 1950.  The heaviest ice was found in Norman County near Twin Valley, where 52 electrical poles were downed due to more than 1.5" of ice on the wires.  Wind gusts up to 60 mph caused communication to be lost and many communities to be isolated.  In Pipestone, several plate glass windows were blown in.  Later in the day, heavy snow caused a Northwest Orient plane to crash in Minneapolis, damaging three homes and killing 15 people.  This crash occurred when the left wing of the plane struck a flagpole at Fort Snelling National Cemetery as the plane circled to land at the Minneapolis Airport, after the flight was diverted from Rochester due to freezing rain falling in that area.  Then, in 1987, a heat wave brought temperatures in the 70's to Minnesota. Many residents wore shorts as they began early spring yard work in earnest.


In Chaska one year ago today we saw a high temperature of 29 degrees, and a low of 21 degrees.  No precipitation was observed.  The snow cover was 12 inches deep. The river was measured at 16.26 feet.

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