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Weather Talk: Persistent wind flow has kept region in cool Canadian air

The record-breaking cold weather so far this month has only produced two daily records. On Oct. 10, a new low maximum record was set when the high temperature only managed to hit 35 degrees. The old record was a high of 36 set back in 1935. The o...

The record-breaking cold weather so far this month has only produced two daily records.

On Oct. 10, a new low maximum record was set when the high temperature only managed to hit 35 degrees. The old record was a high of 36 set back in 1935. The other record was a low of 17 degrees on Oct. 13, which tied the record for that date recorded in 1979.

It has not been the extremes of temperature that has made this month so cold, but instead it has been a persistent upper-level wind flow that has kept the Upper Midwest locked in cool Canadian air. Plus, the storm track has also been locked in place for the past three weeks, bringing numerous storms to the area.

That combination has made almost the entire month cloudy, keeping the low temperatures near normal but making the daily highs 10 to 20 degrees below seasonal averages.

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