64 Degrees: Record high Sunday

That felt awesome.

Admit it. You lingered outside today. You strolled through puddles and tiny rivers of snowmelt and smiled at the sound of liquid water running into street drains. Your feet got wet and your shoes got muddy, and you didn’t even care.

Low clouds and fog finally gave way to strong March sunshine today. The combination of potent mid-March sun intensity and rapidly disappearing snow cover caused temperatures to surge into the 60s Sunday afternoon.

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Temperatures surged into the 60s in eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin Sunday. Clouds held temperatures in check in western Minnesota and the Dakoats.

The mercury hit 64 at Twin Cities Airport at 4:25pm Sunday setting a new record high for the day. The previous record was 62 degrees, last set in 1990.

CLIMATE REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN

735 PM CDT SUN MAR 14 2010

……………………………..

…THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 14 2010…

VALID TODAY AS OF 0700 PM LOCAL TIME.

WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST

VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR

NORMAL

…………………………………………………………

TEMPERATURE (F)

TODAY

MAXIMUM 64R 425 PM 62 1990 39 25 50

1973

1878

MINIMUM 40 745 AM -10 1897 23 17 26

AVERAGE 52 31 21 38

Sunday’s temperature of 64 was the warmest day this year, It was also the warmest day in over 4 months, The last time the temperature hit 64 in the Twin Cities was on November 8th of last year.

It looks like temperatures will remain well above average for most of this week before a cold front moves south. And yes, it’s still March and that means there’s still a chance of getting swatted by snow. It could happen next weekend.

Stay tuned…and enjoy the mild air for now.

PH

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