If this had been summer, and the numbers reversed, you’d see Seth Borenstein writing articles for AP telling us this is ‘what global
warming cooling looks like’.
Maybe Bill McKibben will chime in about “
melted frozen street lamps“.
Here’s the lows plotted on the US map:
Many of the records in the Dakotas were in the teens. Here’s the total numbers:
|Lowest Max Temperatures:||768|
|Highest Min Temperatures:||311|
Total number of high temperature type records: 138+311= 449
Total number of low temperature type records: 386+768= 1154
Source: NOAA data via HW Records Center here
Here’s all of the temperature records for the past week plotted on the map: