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. Mike Bilingsy

    Oh nooooo
    Record High since the last 2000 years.

    Come on people, enough is enough.

    This has been a record winter this year and is still getting cold here in Tampa and will be cold into April.

    Can we get over this Global Warming scam already?
    Maurice Strong and Al Gore got your money already.
    This Cap and Trade deal that they are shooting for is something to worry about.

    Your not getting your savings back so lets end this crap now.
    Gas is $3.00 a gallon now so NOTHING has actually changed since Bush was in office.

    I mention these things because the current weather patern shows you with your own senses, your own eye's, touch, and feel that the current political Glbal Warming Scam is real.

    Personaly I am enjoying the cold Florida weather.

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

    Why is hot weather always considered good, and cold weather considered bad? No snow for an entire month of March? That hardly sounds like good news to me, not for Minneapolis.

    Heat kills more people than cold worldwide. Hot weather is not a good thing. Neither is a complete lack of precipitation.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chino

    We need to tax all energy to save the planet, then use that money to buy votes.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oxbobend

    The scientific reports I have read state that climate change will be expressed by higher highs, and lower lows, and a general expectation of more extremes in our weather. Kinda looks like that is happening right now. Life is dynamic, and so is the universe.
    In this changing world we try to explain it in all human terms, when things are really happening in light year terms. Things may be un-understandable because human concepts are not grand enouogh to see the scheme of things (the big picture).

    April 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brian

    People, the term in Global Warming. One part is correct – Global. So a spike in temps in a small US region ( cold or warm) does not confirm nor discredit the notion. The other word – Warming – is actually deceiving. The fact that Minnesota is unusually warm – or that NY was unusually snowy – has no direct lineage from the phenomena named Global Warming.

    Global Warming does, however, account for changes in weather patterns, and the resultant ability for systems to generate significantly aberrant highs and lows. These patters – when viewed globally – become quite clear. Scientist – not loose cannons like Palin or many bloggers – agree that the patters exist, and that there is evidence that they are exacerbated by carbon and methane emissions.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leigh

    I live in Minneapolis & can definitely say not having another month of snow has been very beneficial to the state! People are outside again, the sun is out – we welcome the vitamin d! Those of you in warmer climates should appreciate the warmth you experience year-round instead of living in a tundra like we do!

    April 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ken

    Record highs and record lows in the first few months of the year. Nice. Good start to a memorable year.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Julie

    People, it is called Climate Change not "global warming". The name "global warming" portrays something that is just not happening. There is no gradual warming of the world. What humans are doing is messing with current climate patterns. As we pump C02 into the air we essentially change weather patterns, making it colder in warmer areas and warmer in colder. Just be smart and reduce the unnecessary C02 use.

    April 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Still hope

    To the "Conservative" who commented:
    " there is no measureable correlation between CO2 levels ".

    I"ll bet you haven't even watched "An Inconvenient Truth".

    It's all facts that lays correlates global temperatures with CO2 levels. Like most "conservatives", you avoid facts that disprove your convenient beliefs.

    Remember, it was the "conservatives" who insisted that the world was flat (and executed heretics who argued otherwise).

    I just hope Senator Inhoffe (from OK) lives long enough to suffer the world he has worked to destroy.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ddrnugget

    Global warming is a hoax for Al Gore to steal your money, and put fear into people with nothing to back it up. I can't believe some people can be so gullible, come on! Al Gore is a joke, and so is global warming.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JoeBlack

    Is it so hard to understand for right wing nuts that GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE will result in more and more extreme weather conditions? Expect to see a lot more of both hot AND cold weather extremes. While it was extremely cold in the USA, the southern hemisphere was experiencing record high temperatures. You didn't see that on FAUX News did you?! Seems that these people not able about to think or see beyond their home borders.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. charlie

    Global warming predictions mean that weather will get more extreme. Summers get hotter and winter weather gets more extreme.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Katie Chaffee

    It's hard to know where to start here! Well, here goes,
    I live in the midwest and have been greatly upset by the totally weird weather we've been having for a while now. Gone are the regular ups and downs of the seasons. Days and days go by without any "weather" at all. It is fair and warm with no storms and hardly any precipitation. Lightning in deep winter, often without thunder, or the opposite, thunder with no visible lightning!
    Gust: When climate change originally came on the scene, it was called "global warming" and was expected to increase the planet's average temp by about 2 degrees. While that might not sound like much, it would have devastating effects. Many years and much more science later, we now know that we can expect a much bigger rise in a much shorter time. If it makes you feel less scared to call it an "unusually warm spring" then go right ahead.
    Kevin: That's why they changed the name to "Climate Change." Because it won't necessarily increase temperatures locally. Do record snowfalls fall under "climate change?"
    A Conservative: Get your head out of the sand and read the MANY real scientific reports that show that there is indeed a direct correlation between CO2 levels and global temperature.
    KMoney: Climate change has been made political by the 'conservatives.' It certainly should not be so, but should be social and economic change based on SCIENCE!!!
    It is an absolute horror that we are still stuck in this sort of inane discussion which distracts us from the very real problem. Change, when it comes because we can all see clearly that we are in deep trouble, will most likely come too late.
    I recommend reading "What's the Worst That Could Happen? A rational response to climate debate" by Greg Craven. It's funny readable and let's you find your own conclusions.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nick

    This is only half the story though. South Florida had a very cold march with temperatures being 6.5 degrees below normal.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nick

    I didn't hear all the global warming scaremongers out in force when there was record snowfall in New Jersey in February. Seriously.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
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