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. Confederate Yankee

    Sunny and 86 in S.C. Nice day for a ride with the top down.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kelly

    Dearest Albert,

    I live in St Paul, MN and must say that no snow in march IS great. In fact, I would go with borderline amazing. Although I fear a snowy April....

    April 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Craig

    kevin, Yes that is why you had record snowfall in Dallas this year.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jdel

    uneducated and greedy? whats the deal with name calling over global warming? When I hear of someone being "uneducated and greedy" I would think of someone who comes on to a news website to call other people names who don't subscribe to their own particular beliefs...I can see the role education would play in your argument. But greed? Seems to me there are a lot of people who stand to make a buck or two on "green" technologies. If youre gonna come on to a site and call people names, at least come up with relevant ones.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DEW

    Record snowfall and global warming go together hand in hand. Warm air can hold more water vapor than cold air, which means more precipitation. As long as its below 32 degrees, that's snow!

    April 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bilbo Baggins

    anyone under the perception that Obama holds the end to global warming in the palm of his hand should probably go ahead and huff some aqua net 'til the pain stops. the savior you praise has authorized drilling for 6 days worth of natural gas off of one of the country's most beautiful coastal areas and re-instated gil nets...of course you'd never mention that as it's not been on MTV...

    April 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mikeb

    The treating of weather as climate came from Glenn Beck and company saying that we had record snows in the winter is "proof" that there isn't global warming. While they don't understand that weather isn't climate and people take their world on that, the same people should take record heat as proof of global warming (which is of course as absurd as saying snow in the winter means it isn't true).

    April 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ral;pher

    Unsually warm weather in many places around the country. Many people have different reasons for this. However, the fact is that this warm weather is nothing but a remainder of political activities from subversive communists. There...I said it and I am glad.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DC Guru

    Sean Morris of CNN says that no snow at all in all of March is good for the Twin Cities. I call that drought. Record breaking high temperature is also unwelcome. Springtime in the Midwest is for enjoying the blossoms under cool spring sunshine. If it is 80F in April, what can we expect in August? If one wants warm weather this time of the year, go to Florida or Mexico!

    DC Guru

    April 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa

    As a Minnesotan, I have been THRILLED with the weather lately. Having no snow in March for once is a blessing for us. And to be able to sit on the deck for the first time since September, and having not gone somewhere warm on vacation, is amazing. Spirits are up around here, that's for sure. I guess you can't understand it unless you're from a place with true winters.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Doug

    15-20 degrees over normal in one season does not indicate climate change. I've lived in Duluth. I remember a June day with ice on the lake.

    And to you who like to connect politics with the weather......seriously, get a life. So it was a warm day.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Drew

    This was an El Nino year which means the Midwest and Great Plains experienced a milder winter than average (hence higher temperatures in early April whereas the Mid-Atlantic seaboard and the South experienced a more severe winter than average (explaining all the snow Philadelphia, D.C. and the southern states in January and February). These abnormally high temperatures in Minneapolis and Detroit no more prove climate change is occurring than the snows in D.C. disproved climate change. We all need to sit back, take a deep breath, relax, and not make any uneducated, quick assumptions about what is going on.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeremiah

    I love all the people that think Global Climate Change is real based upon a FEW DAYS worth of heat. I also think it's funny that people seem to believe the Earth is a fixed climate subject to our whims. While the Earth's climate can be affected by us, it is far more complex than anyone really knows and has been constantly changing for about 4 billion years. The Earth isn't "supposed" to be any specific temperature and any attempt to say it should is just stupid and ignorant.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Think about it...

    Think about it all of you on both sides of this discussion: What gives any of us the right to believe that our recent understanding of the climate and it's cycles (150 years of actual data max.) is enough to even guess what our impact to the earth is. Stop acting like you are so positive that we either are or aren't greatly impacting the earth by our behaviors. The fact is we are not able to PROVE anything.. We are only hypothesizing – just as the brilliant minds of their time said the world was flat and it was impossible for man to fly.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. starchman

    Anyone with a brain would know that this must be global warming. Of course, if we had the real data facts that IPCC seemingly deleted decages ago to keep their doctored data, we'd probably know that this likely falls within normal weather patterns.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
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