Twin Cities hits 80 degrees, earliest ever on record

9:47 AM, Mar 18, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The official high Saturday afternoon reached 80 degrees at MSP International. 

That breaks the 100+ year-old record of 76 degrees, making it the warmest St. Patrick's Day in recorded history.

It also marks the earliest 80 degree reading ever recorded in the Twin Cities.  The previous record dates back to March, 23rd 1910 when the temperature topped 83 degrees.  On average, we see our first 80 degree temperature on May 5th.

The temperature in International Falls soared to an astounding 77 degrees Saturday.  That shattered their old record high by 22 degrees (55° set in 1968).  It also set an all-time March record temperature (previous record: 73° set in 1963).

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