Jan. 31 Sets Weather Record, But No Local Golf Course Openings Yet
West metro temperatures rose above 50 degrees on Wednesday, setting a record for a Jan. 31 high temperature.
Walkers, bikers and runners took to Medicine Lake in Plymouth to enjoy the January sunshine. It was a rare sight for this time of year– especially with some people walking on the ice at the same time.
New Hope weather observer Steve Reckers says while Jan. 31 set a record, it won’t be the warmest January on record. But we aren’t far off.
Reckers said low temperatures for about 10 days of January kept this year from breaking records. The average temperature this month was roughly 21 degrees, while the record average high was around 28 degrees in 2003.
“I would say, in the 65 odd years that I’ve been doing it here, probably haven’t had more than 10 days in the 50s in January,” Reckers said. “So, not a lot. But we get them.”
A number of golf courses across the state have temporarily opened thanks to those warmer-than-average temperatures.
However, all of the courses we contacted in the CCX News viewing area, the Twin Cities northwest suburbs, remain closed at this time.