Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nation's Icebox Not So Cold

Yesterday (Monday) was the 240th day in a row where the high temperature at International Falls, MN, was above freezing. This is the 4th longest stretch at International Falls followed behind the 246 string of days in 1958, 244 days in 2001 and 241 days in 2005.

International Falls is known as the "icebox of the nation" because when it does get cold there -- it gets cold!

It was the 236th day in a row with above freezing high temperatures in Duluth. The record number of consecutive days above freezing in Duluth is 257, held by 1878.

The last time a high temperature failed to go above 32 degrees at either city was on March 28, 2009 where the high temperature was 31 degrees at Interantional Falls and 26 degrees at Duluth.

High temperatures are expected to be above freezing through at least mid-week and may last into next weekend which will threaten to tie or break the record at International Falls.

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