Coldest April temp recorded since 1899


April 10, 2020

Last Friday morning, Ekalaka reached -8 degrees, the lowest ever temperature for the date and the second lowest ever temperature for the entire month of April. The record low for an April day in Ekalaka of -11 degrees was recorded on April 1 of 1899, over 120 years ago.

April temperatures in Ekalaka have only ever dropped below zero a handful of times. The last time it happened, prior to April 3 of this year, was on April 3 of 2002 when it reached -5 degrees. Four times the mercury has read -6 degrees in April, and in April of 1986 it reached -2 degrees.

On Monday, Ekalaka hit a high temper...

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