This Mother’s Day Was Nearly The Coldest Ever in Rochester
Mother's Day might have been different for you this year during our ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it was also almost the coldest ever in Rochester.
2020 has been quite the year, hasn't it? First, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has upended just about every aspect of our lives. And, Mother Nature has started to pile on, as well. We started last week with news about 'murder hornets' invading the country (read more on that HERE), and we ended the week with cold and snow again in parts of Minnesota.
And cold, too. In fact, Sunday, May 10th, 2020 tied the record for the second-coldest Mother's Day EVER in Rochester. According to the National Weather Service office La Crosse, we hit a measly 46 degrees for a high at the Rochester International Airport this May 10th. And that put us only five degrees warmer than the coldest Mother's Day ever-- a nippy 41 degrees on May 8th back in 1941.
We also hit only 46 degrees on Mother's Day 1952, which was held on May 11th of that year, and ranks as the second-coldest holiday devoted to mom (That's the record we tied this year.) With weather like that, who knew a pair of gloves would have made a good gift for mom?!?
The good news is that things warmed up a bit overnight and our Freeze Warning for Monday, May 11th was canceled. And, we'll start a gradual warm-up this week, too, so temperatures (which have been running a good 10 degrees or more below the average for this time of year) will start to be more seasonal by the end of the week.