Hopkins to See Colder Than Usual First Day of Spring
Wednesday’s vernal equinox marks the first day of spring, but chilly days are still ahead.
Hopkins may be just emerging from a winter storm that dumped snow on the Twin Cities and created blizzard conditions in some parts of the state, but Wednesday marks the first day of spring and the promise of warmer weather ahead.
Hopkins won’t see the warmer weather immediately, though. Wednesday’s high is supposed to be 18 degrees, while its low is supposed to be 2 degrees.
That’s a far cry from Twin Cities’ record high of 66 degrees set in 1938, but it’s also warmer than the record low of -9 degrees set in 1965, according to the National Weather Service.
Still, Hopkins remains colder than usual this year. Since 1981, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s March 20 high has averaged 43 degrees while the low has averaged 26 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.