BRIMSON, Minn. (FOX 9) - Thursday got off to a chilly start with many areas of northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin seeing early morning temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s.
Hibbing set a new record low of 34 degrees for July 8. Ashland, Wisconsin tied their record with a low of 36 degrees.
The coldest spot was Brimson, a township in St. Louis County, which recorded an early morning temperature of 30 degrees.
The chilly start Thursday morning was caused by a clear sky and very dry air brought on by a Canadian high pressure system moving over Lake Superior. The good "summer" news is that although dry air leads to cooler morning low temperatures, it also allows for rapid warm-ups. So the cool morning quickly leads to a mild and pleasant afternoon in the sunny 60s and 70s statewide.
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