Record High Temps Today 05 Jan 12

We could make weather history today (THU) when the mercury approaches 60 degrees in southern Minnesota. Greg Spoden at the state Climatology Office says that there has never been a 60 degree day recorded in Minnesota during the first week of January in modern times, and that the warmest it has ever been during this week is 59 degrees on January 7th of 2003 in Amboy. Spoden says that 57 degrees is the warmest temperature ever recorded on January 5th in Minnesota. That happened in Crookston in 1902. The high today in New Ulm is forecast to be 52 degrees. The record high for New Ulm on this date is 47 degrees set back in 1958.