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. Guido da costa gomez from curacao neth .ant

    Not only in your state you have mentioned has the temperture rised so much that it has broken its own record. For us in curacao the netherlands antilles as well.the temperture has risen above 40 celsios degrees that many animals in the wild are dying at great portion. animals like wid donkeys ,parrots anf flamingos ,and goats to mention a few.

    April 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob Albrecht

    Isn't it about time we stop the diabolical experiment with Earth's atmosphere?

    It isn't the planet that is going to suffer for our ignorance, it is us!

    April 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RonNoSpam

    We're hopeful that the Obama administration will be more receptive to attacking global climate change problems than Bush & Co.

    April 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Albert R. Killackey

    Who the hell wrote this article? We have “90 record-high temperatures” … “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.” What the hell makes that so great? Their has been an abrupt increase of atmospheric CO2 caused our abuse of fossil fuels, supported by the “Dill baby dill” stupidity of our culture, and as the polar ice caps abruptly melt, polar life is dying. just like when the canary in a coal mine stops singing, and soon when all the polar bears are gone, we will be next, and this writer thinks no snow in March is great?

    April 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jwenger

    Was cold in california yesterday where i am. cold and windy. and those temps aren't even high

    April 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim

    The uneducated and the greedy will insist that there is no rapid climate change. People like to deny reality when it disaggrees with their own beliefs. Facts don't matter to them.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • HH

      But the so called experts get caught removing data that disputes global warming and it's ingnored

      June 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. A Conservative

    The truly educated don't confuse weather with climate. They also understand that there is no measureable correlation between CO2 levels in the atmosphere and global temperature.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gust

    The uneducated and unscientic will tout Global Warming when THAT has been argued to be noted as average 1-2 degree rise in termps of many years. Ummm, don't discredit your cause by calling this global warming, this is simply an unusually warm Spring. In Duluth MN, we've been easily 15-20 degrees over normal in March, not just a couple degrees warmer. Find some reasonable scientific description of your cause but calling this Global Warming makes that cause look silly.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kevin

    Jim. Is that why we had record snowfall in Dallas this year????????????

    April 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KMoney

    Why does WEATHER have to suddenly turn everyone so political?? Its weather. Enjoy it! Hug your local meteorologist for the job they do. Take a deep breath – and relax people!!

    April 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John C

    Some of you deniers need to look up the word "record". Yes we are talking about weather and not climate. The record high temperatures are an indication but don't prove GW. We have scientist that do that. There are no legitimate climate scientist that still deny the planet is getting hotter and we are contributing to that.

    7- There IS a direct, testable and proven corralation between CO2 and global temperatures. Your source is deliberatly lieing to you.

    One singel oil company donated $50 million dollars to start up 40 different denier groups. This was not done based on reason, science or facts. It was done to deliberatley mislead people into thinking the scientists are not where we should get our science from.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SoapBox

    Silly CNN! This is a weird spring all around. What may be good weather for golf and shopping is not necessarily good weather for the natural systems on which we still ultimately depend.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sam-Hec

    Here on the West Coast, we have a saying when inexplicable weather or even unrelated weirdness occurs.


    Blame that.


    Consistently early springs/late winters over a 30 year period...feel free to blame that on AGW.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jason Stadther

    I love how when record highs are set no one says " I guess Al Gore was right" but when there is a ton of snow everyone is quick to call Al Gore an idiot.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SillyT

    we also had record cold temps in the winter...a question for all of you "global warming", or "climate change" weenies...

    What caused the earth to rapidly warm resulting in it's emergence form the last ice age? (Note: neither me nor my VW were around at the time).


    April 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
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