“Twenty-eight degrees will pretty much kill everything.”
14 Sep 11 – “Farmers throughout Greater Minnesota prepared Wednesday for an overnight frost that could severely damage crops in a growing season that’s already been shortened by a late start,” says this article on KSAX.
A normal frost isn’t seen until late September.
“It’s if we get down to frost tonight … Statewide, it’s very easy to say that we’re going to lose 10 percent of our corn yield,” said Long Prairie corn and soybean farmer Roger Zastrow.
Wednesday night’s overnight forecast of 25 degrees could be very damaging, said Zastrow. “Twenty-eight degrees will pretty much kill everything.”
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Thanks to Marc Morano for this link
This fits in well with this email from Travis J. Hill:
“My friends in Minnesota made Facebook posts reporting snowfalls in their area,” says Travis. “This is around the Duluth, MN area. The whole area didn’t get snow, some got cold rain. But snow has been reported, in Minnesota, this 14th day of September.”