Record Warmth:
March 26, 2007

Plenty of sunshine, a light southerly breeze and zero snow cover lead to a record warm day over much of central and southern Minnesota. Maximum temperatures in the low 80's were common over southern Minnesota. Records were broken in many places. The maximum temperature of 81 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport set a record for the day and missed the all time March record by only two degrees. This was only the sixth time since 1891 that the mercury reached 80 degrees or warmer at the official Twin Cities observing station. The all time record high of 83 for March was set on three dates: March 23, 1910, March 29, 1986 and March 30, 1968.

A cool front moved across the state during the evening and overnight hours and put an end to the June-like temperatures.

Listed below are record event reports courtesy the National Weather Service.


RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
155 AM CDT TUE MAR 27 2007

...A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE TWIN CITIES...
...A NEW RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE TWIN CITIES...

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE TWIN CITIES OF MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL
YESTERDAY WAS 81 DEGREES.  THE OLD RECORD WAS 74...SET MARCH 26 1991.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE TWIN CITIES MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL YESTERDAY
WAS 50 DEGREES.  THE OLD RECORD WAS 49...SET MARCH 26 1945 1961 1998.

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
0540 PM CDT MON MAR 26 2007

...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT DULUTH...

 A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULUTH TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1968.


RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
400 PM CDT MON MAR 26 2007

...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES BROKEN AT MANY LOCATIONS OVER MOST OF
CENTRAL MINNESOTA TODAY...


MINNEAPOLIS REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 81 AT 319 PM THE RECORD WAS 74
SET IN 1991.

ST. CLOUD REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 79 AT 319 PM  THE RECORD WAS 67
SET IN 1905..1991 AND 1998

REDWOOD FALLS REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 82 AT 206 PM THE RECORD WAS
75 SET IN 1907

ALEXANDRIA REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 69 AT 1213 PM  THE RECORD WAS
64 SET IN 1968

MANKATO REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 75 THE RECORD WAS 66 SET IN 2004

EAU CLAIRE REPORTED A TEMPERATURE OF 81 AT 301 PM THE RECORD WAS
76 SET IN 1991

LITTLE FALLS AIRPORT REPORTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77 THE RECORD
WAS 74 SET IN 1946

SPRINGFIELD REPORTED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 THE RECORD WAS 82

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