Weather Records of Past Fishing Openers Back to 1948


		International Falls     St. Cloud               Twin Cities						
Year	Day	Min	Max	Pre	Min	Max	Pre	Min	Max	Pre	General Weather Conditions					
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1948	15	43	58	.38	45	71	0	53	72	T	windy sunny south, rain north						
1949	14	31	52	0	41	66	0	47	72	0	mostly sunny						
1950	13	31	67	0	38	71	0	48	74	0	mostly sunny						
1951	12	32	59	0	42	67	0	45	73	0	very sunny						
1952	17	33	56	0	37	63	0	43	64	0	partly cloudy, north wind						
1953	16	30	61	0	32	64	0	42	66	0	mostly cloudy, north wind						
1954	15	45	66	.02	49	74	.01	58	75	T	cloudy, light rain showers south
1955	14	53	82	0	50	82	0	55	85	0	sunny south, cloudy north, south wind
1956	12	35	62	0	51	76	0	58	83	0	mostly sunny						
1957	18	32	63	0	40	48	0	42	49	0	cloudy south, sunny north, breezy NE					
1958	17	40	79	.36	56	78	.04	60	73	.81	partly cloudy south, rainy cloudy north					
1959	16	36	61	0	31	71	0	40	72	0	partly cloudy, light winds						
1960	14	44	76	T	51	83	0	51	84	0	partly cloudy, south winds						
1961	13	43	64	.20	50	63	.48	54	72	T	partly cloudy, north winds						
1962	12	43	56	T	53	78	.01	53	76	1.15	cloudy, easterly winds						
1963	18	33	46	.10	46	63	0	43	64	0	cloudy, windy, strong northwest winds					
1964	16	36	73	0	45	75	0	47	76	0	sunny, light northwest winds						
1965	15	45	55	0	50	68	.27	51	67	1.64	thunderstorms south - cloudy, east winds north				
1966	14	36	54	0	38	54	1	38	59	0	cloudy, southeast winds						
1967	13	32	56	T	39	60	0	44	60	0	partly cloudy, west winds						
1968	18	31	57	0	34	48	.37	38	47	.16	cloudy, very cold south - cold north					
1969	17	26	58	0	43	59	0	45	62	.12	cloudy, windy south - sunny, calm north					
1970	16	35	59	T	39	64	0	44	66	T	partly cloudy, very strong northwest winds				
1971	15	41	70	T	46	75	T	51	77	0	partly cloudy, strong northwest winds					
1972	13	51	60	.24	49	63	.20	50	66	.10	cloudy, rainy, northeast winds						
1973	12	34	58	T	38	57	0	41	54	0	partly cloudy, strong easterly winds					
1974	18	39	59	T	48	66	.01	52	59	T	cloudy, easterly winds						
1975	17	55	75	.02	53	85	0	54	84	0	mostly cloudy south, light winds					
1976	15	47	70	0	43	81	0	47	79	0	cloudy, very light winds						
1977	14	58	88	0	54	87	0	59	88	0	hottest opener, mostly cloudy						
1978	13	39	60	0	45	64	0	46	69	0	partly cloudy, windy, north winds					
1979	12	35	58	.01	31	61	0	31	67	0	sunny south, cloudy north						
1980	17	42	74	0	49	61	.48	51	59	.57	rainy south, cloudy north, light winds					
1981	16	39	62	T	45	73	0	51	74	0	cloudy, east winds						
1982	15	53	73	.23	55	76	.35	58	76	.35	thunderstorms, cloudy, east winds					
1983	14	28	45	0	30	54	0	43	55	0	mostly cloudy, cold opener						
1984	12	37	55	.02	38	64	.45	42	64	.38	partly cloudy south, cloudy north					
1985	18	38	74	.18	45	71	0	53	74	0	sunny south, mostly sunny north, west winds				
1986	17	37	50	0	41	61	0	46	62	0	cloudy north, high thin clouds south, northerly winds			
1987	16	51	65	.91	64	92	0	64	91	0	sunny, hot - south, thunderstorms much cooler north			
1988	14	31	70	0	42	79	T	45	81	.06	thundershowers south, high clouds north, southerly winds		
1989	13	43	78	0	41	75	0	49	73	0	mostly sunny, northeasterly winds					
1990	12	31	60	0	45	70	8	48	63	.12	rain showers, fog south - sunny north - southeasterly winds		
1991	11	58	83	.07	60	82	0	60	80	0	fog, haze - t_showers north - westerly wind north, southerly south	
1992	9	51	83	0	47	86	.31	52	87	0	thunderstorms central - breezy, southeasterly winds
1993	15	32	46	T	32	56	0	43	58	0	cool, breezy NW winds, trace of snow north, partly cloudy south
1994	14	48	70	T	49	71	.60	53	71	.36	morning rain and fog, heavy morning fog in north, cold frontal passage
1995	13	40	61	.08	50	57	.71	53	66	.59	mild with periods of rain, southwest wind	
1996	11	24	50	0	32	55	0	39	55	0	cold, with mostly cloudy skies, northwest wind
1997	10	30	67	.05	31	76	0	32	75	T	cool morning, mild afternoon, scattered thunderstorms north, southwest wind						
1998	9	35	70	0	45	73	T	50	73	T	sprinkle just after midnight, otherwise partly sunny, northeast wind						
1999	15	47	68	T	54	63	.05	55	67	.09	light rain showers early am, otherwise mostly cloudy						
2000	13	35	48	.16	48	36	T	39	48	T	rain mixed with snow far north, otherwise cloudy.						
2001	12	43	67	0	39	70	0	33	64	0	some morning fog north, sunny and pleasant afternoon.						
2002	11	31	63	0	41	50	.57	43	53	.22	cold, miserable rainy weather central and south, sunny to partly cloudy far north.						
2003	10	43	53	4	44	53	.45	46	57	.73	some sun in the morning, cloudy north, light rain in the afternoon.						
2004	15	24	61	0	26	58	T	37	59	T	frosty start with areas of fog, 
											increasing clouds and breezy afternoon some sprinkles late.						
2005	14	38	47	.12	41	52	.19	42	55	.10	cold with a rainy start, some peeks of sun central and south in the 
											afternoon and becoming quite windy more showers in the evening.						
2006	13	40	55	.01	40	50	.14	40	55	.11	cloudy and cold with some breaks in the clouds and scattered showers.						
2007	12	30	67	0	45	74	0	51	71	.01	sunny north and a chilly start. Mild south with more clouds than sun in the afternoon.						
2008	10	33	43	.31	36	57	1.03	44	59	.32	cool and dry start, then a cold afternoon rain. One of the wettest fishing openers.						
2009	9	29	41	.04	37	55	T	42	58	T	cool and mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and even a few flurries in 
											northern Minnesota. Winds were brisk in the south, but lighter in the north. 
											Some off and on sunshine by afternoon.						
2010	15	37	76	T	39	74	0	45	74	0	glassy lake surface am, very mild afternoon with cloudy skies south.						
2011	14	42	63	0	43	54	.05	44	52	.08	cloudy and cold with light rain and drizzle central and south. 
											Some sun and seasonable temperatures in the north. Breezy statewide.
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		International Falls	St. Cloud		Twin Cities						
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