KMSP - The brutally cold air mass that we experienced over this last weekend pushed east and is now responsible for the coldest opening day game since 1999. The city of Cleveland isn’t exactly known for warm weather in April, but today’s game time temp as the Indians opened their season against the Boston Red Sox was the coldest in nearly 2 decades at a shivering 34°.
Temperatures across the entire Northeast were just as cold, if not colder as a huge trough pushed through the region allowing temperatures to plummet to record levels. It was so cold in fact, that Ithaca, New York dropped below zero for the first time ever in the month of April. They smashed their previous monthly cold temperature by 12 degrees!
While 34° is no picnic, there have been many games that have been colder over the last half century… none colder though than the Colorado Rockies game 3 years ago with a game time temperature of 23 and several inches of snow littering the stands.