Consecutive Days of at or Below 32 degrees in the Twin Cities 2010-2011

At 3pm, February 4, the mercury reached 34 degrees at the Twin Cities International Airport. This ended the at or below freezing streak of temperatures that began on December 31, 2010. The Twin Cities stayed at or below freezing for 35 days. The number of consecutive days of of at or below freezing temperatures is something the Twin Cities has not seen in 27 years. The last time there was a stretch this long was November 22, 1983 to January 2, 1984. This was a stretch of 42 days. The longest stretch on record for the Twin Cities back to 1891 is 66 days from December 19 1977 to February 22, 1978.

Past Stretches of Consecutive Days of 32 degrees or colder in the Twin Cites
1891-2011

         Period        No. of Days
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1904-01-16 to 1904-02-26    42 
1905-01-03 to 1905-02-18    47 
1911-12-24 to 1912-02-13    52 
1929-01-09 to 1929-02-25    48 
1936-01-04 to 1936-02-22    50 
1937-01-05 to 1937-02-10    37 
1939-12-20 to 1940-01-30    42 
1969-12-14 to 1970-01-26    44 
1977-12-19 to 1978-02-22    66* 
1978-12-24 to 1979-02-19    58 
1981-12-22 to 1982-01-26    36 
1983-11-22 to 1984-01-02    42 
2010-12-31 to 2011-02-03    35

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