Temperatures got stupidly cold (for May) in Minnesota Friday morning

Memorial Day Weekend isn't supposed to be winter jacket weather.

As the unofficial start of the summer season, the weather heading into Memorial Day Weekend is supposed to be, well, nice.

But for 2021, Minnesotans were greeted Friday morning with "Wait, do we really have to turn the heat back on a week after using the A/C?" weather.

Temperatures across the state overnight were uncomfortably low for this time of year. Much of the southern half of the state was blanketed in the upper 30s or very low 402. Up north, temps dipped well into the 20s in some spots.

Here's a look at temperatures at 4 a.m.:

The National Weather Service Duluth has the official scoreboard for the Northland Friday morning. The "winners" for Minnesota?

  1. Brimson: 18 degrees
  2. Cotton: 19 degrees
  3. Embarrass: 20 degrees


Here's the full list:

In the Twin Cities, temps over Memorial Day Weekend are, on average, in the low 50s for a low, and mid-70s for a high. And there's been at least "a trace" of precipitation every year from 2011-2020. 

This late-May cold snap should be on its way out as we gradually warm up over the weekend. You can find the latest weather and forecasts on Bring Me The News' weather page

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