A Record Spring

Posted by MNAngler On March - 21 - 2012

Just to show how crazy this Spring has been, the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office posted the records we have broken (so far) since March 10.

In the last 11 days, we’ve broken 8 record highs and 6 maximum lows. And technically, it was still winter as today is the first day of Spring. The metro lakes have already iced out and Northern Minnesota lakes aren’t far behind.

I’ve stolen copied the stats and posted them here in case the page goes away some day in the future.

Twin Cities

Date Maximum High
Temperature Record
2012 Maximum
Temperature
Maximum Low
Temperature Record
2012 Minimum
Temperature

March 10

59 in 1878

66 new record

45 in 1878

34

March 11

61 in 1902

66 new record

45 in 1977

46 new record

March 12

69 in 1990

52

50 in 1990

43

March 13

66 in 2007

67 new record

46 in 1995

34

March 14

64 in 2010

73 new record

45 in 1973

48 new record

March 15

69 in 1927

63

42 in 1927

42 ties record

March 16

71 in 1930

79 new record

43 in 2003

42

March 17

76 in 1894

80 new record^

47 in 1894

59 new record

March 18

71 in 1921

79 new record 

48 in 1968

61 new record* 

March 19

72 in 1910

79 new record 

48 in 1910

61 new record* 

March 20

66 in 1938

 

41 in 1938

 

^The high of 80 degrees on March 17th is the earliest 80 degree temperature on record for the Twin Cities.  The previous record for the first 80+ degree temperature of the year was March 23rd, set in 1910.

*The new maximum low temperature of 61 degrees, recorded on March 18th and 19th, is also the highest low temperature on record during the month of March in the Twin Cities.  The previous record was 59 degrees set on March 17, 2012.  The long standing record, prior to this year was 57 degrees set on March 27th and 29th 1910.


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