April 2nd, 2010
10:48 AM ET

More than 90 record-high temperatures broken

More than 90 record-high temperatures were recorded in the Midwest and Great Lakes yesterday.

And perhaps an even better record came for the residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota - for only the third time in recorded history there was no snow measured during the month of March. (Records date back to 1859).

Rochester, Minnesota, shattered its old record high of 71 degrees when the temperature soared to 83 degrees yesterday. Chicago also recorded a record high temperature for April 1 of 83.

Other record high temperatures recorded:

Cleveland, Ohio – 83
Toledo, Ohio – 80
Detroit, Michigan – 80
Grand Rapids, Michigan – 82
Indianapolis, Indiana – 82
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 82
Green Bay, Wisconsin – 75
Duluth, Minnesota – 62

The good weather may not last for everyone though. A cold front is moving across the region today that should bring an end to the record high temperatures across the region.

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  1. JoeyE

    @Jeremiah, in the past.. I agreed that midwest was in a tropical area.. not because of Earth was very warm LOL in the past, Midwest was in between tropical line / equator.. pls think before you say it.. follow tectonic plates.. it constantly moves all the time.. non-stop! I'm not suprised if in a billion year, USA might be in north pole or south pole..
    'Nuff said.

    April 3, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. JIMIJONI

    They have only been keeping weather and temperature records for the past 150 years. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old. That's equivalent to recording 1 sec of a 150 year old mans life! This rock has been around for a longtime and seen a lot of weather patterns long before we were around creating havoc on our poor planet. Too many of you buy into all this politcal crap to keep you all in fear. Relax and enjoy the ride, or weather 🙂 JIMIJONI

    April 3, 2010 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. James

    We have put the gun to our temple, pulled the trigger, the hammer has fallen and the powder burned. We now only await the arrival of the bullet into our brain. It will take another 40 to 200 years but that bullet will arrive. Human kind could stop this, but it goes against too many self interests to change. The only solution is somehow drastically reduce human birth rate and that will not happen. The last, best hope for planet earth is we go quickly before we foul things up for ALL the rest of life on our home.

    April 3, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. bb

    everyone that's angry about this article should calm down.

    it's going to be ok...

    April 3, 2010 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. peyote

    so when obama starts his plan of drilling off the east coast, the gulf and alaska to pay for his health care blunder are we going to blame him for global warming and if we do what should be his punishment for destroying the earth?
    also the studies that most of you like to quote were from scientist who are bought and paid for, not very reliable. the one thing we do know for sure is the main green house gas is methane from cows so lets all declare war on the bovine nation and we should be safe

    April 3, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Andy

    Forecast calls for 82 degrees tomorrow in my part of southeastern PA... I cannot remember when it has been above 80 in my nearly 3 decades of living where i do this time of year. I am really worried for what this summer brings, i believe we may have some real issues with air conditioning, plants/lawns, children playing outside, elderly people, and the homeless. Also, i am concerned that we may get even more severe weather. When i was a kid, the worst weather happened here and there, now it is the norm. Scary.

    – A

    April 3, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    Have a good time, get drunk, fall in love, try to be happy as long as possible... this ball of dirt is toast for our species as well as many others... It's too late now to do anything about it, there was talk about this back in the 60's and everybody just shrugged it off. Issac Asimov wrote about about, Carl Sagan talked about it, now... it's just too late.

    The planet has only three problems; too many people, religion and ignorance, thanks to those three we're on a collision course with a Malthusian catastrophe.

    April 3, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. peter griffin

    man causing global warming is anything but a cold hard fact. Is it our fault the surface temp on Mars is rising? How do people not know the icecaps are melting just to relocate some degrees over? What if the icecaps are melting just to cause the air to become more saturated with humidity? Al Gore beat his big green drum because it was so cold in Clinton's shadow. Long live the sweet word 'is".

    April 3, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alex

    Saw much colder temps overall and more snowfall this year than the past few decades for KY/TN So the sudden one day of heat suddenly means global warming again is hysterical. Almost as funny as you climate bots who actually want Obama to do "more" so he can pass carbon laws and completely control people then. Did I mention Artic Ice is almost back to normal levels this year? Bet that isn't making headlines. Especially here at CNN where they want us to fear the global warming! Wake up people, educate yourselves instead of following the media and politicans agendas.

    April 3, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. Justin

    It's called El Nino, people. Get a fricking grip. Active subtropical jet means warmer air in the northern half of the country while stormier, cooler conditions prevail in the South. Which is exactly what has been happening since January. This El Nino is the strongest since 1997-98, so some funky stuff will continue happening.

    April 3, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. craig

    I love how it has changed from global warming to global climate change. Now it can encompass any weather out of the ordinary and can be traced right back to your cars exhaust to make you feel guilty as hell. Cold snaps, heat waves, floods, draught, forest fires, you name it, and it will be pinned on man made CO2.

    April 3, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mutthead

    This was posted on CNN today...why?

    September 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bob

    I'm not so worried about the cause of the bias to higher temperatures as I am about what the tipping point might be. If we think of unsustainable conditions as 0 to 100 steps, it won't make any difference if natural cycles are responsible for the first 99 steps. If we push things past the 100 mark and we wind up just as vulnerable to ecosystem collapse, famine, drought, rising water levels, etc, it won't matter if it's 95% volcanoes and 5% Humvees. We can't legislate nature. But, we can legislate emissions.

    September 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
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