TWIN CITIES CLIMATOLOGICAL VARIATIONS... TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL MN

..TEMPERATURES...
ALL TIME DAILY HIGH............. 108 JUL 14 1936
ALL TIME DAILY LOW.............. -34 JAN 22 1936
                                 AND JAN 19 1970
COLDEST MONTHLY AVERAGE......... -2.7 JAN 1912
WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE......... 81.4 JUL 1936

...COLDEST DAY...            ...HOTTEST DAY...
JAN 22 1936...HIGH...-17     JUL 13 1936...HIGH...105
               LOW...-34                    LOW... 86
               AVG...-26                    AVG... 96 

...FREEZES... 32 OR LOWER...
EARLIEST AUTUMN FREEZE...... SEP  3 1974   ...AVERAGE (1967-96)...OCT 5
  LATEST AUTUMN FREEZE...... NOV  7 1900
EARLIEST SPRING THAW........ APR  7 1925   ...AVERAGE (1967-96)...MAY 1
  LATEST SPRING THAW........ MAY 24 1925

GROWING SEASON OR/...AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN FREEZES...157 DAYS

...ZERO OR LOWER...
EARLIEST DATE...... NOV  4 1991
  LATEST DATE...... MAR 31 1961

                    ...HOT PERIODS...
...100 OR HIGHER...
LONGEST PERIOD...DAYTIME MAXIMUM...5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JUL 10 THROUGH JUL 14 1936
...90 OR HIGHER...
LONGEST PERIOD...DAYTIME MAXIMUM...14 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JUL 5 THROUGH JUL 18 1936

                 ...COLD PERIODS...
      ...31 OR LOWER..."BELOW" FREEZING...
LONGEST PERIOD.................. 66 DAYS 16 HRS
               8 PM DEC 18 1977 THROUGH 11 AM FEB 23 1978

...ZERO OR BELOW... ...IN HOURS...
LONGEST PERIOD...................*186 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
       FROM...8 PM DEC 31 1911 THROUGH 1 PM JAN 8 1912
     * NOTE EXCEPT FOR 4 HRS "ABOVE ZERO" DURING THE ABOVE *
     * PERIOD THE RECORD WOULD BE...311 CONSECUTIVE HOURS  *
     * FROM...8 PM DEC 31 1911 TO 10 AM JAN 13 1912.       *
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

...ZERO OR BELOW... ...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF.. 36 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JAN 18 THROUGH FEB 22.. 1936.
...-10 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF.. 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JAN 12 THROUGH JAN 31.. 1963
...-20 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF.. 6 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 FEB  7 THROUGH FEB 12.. 1899
             AND JAN 30 THROUGH FEB  4.. 1996
...-30 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF.. 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JAN 24 AND JAN 25 1904
             AND JAN 11 AND JAN 12 1912
...ZERO OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...DAYTIME MAXIMUM OF.... 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
                 JAN 1 THROUGH JAN 7 1912

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...ZERO OR BELOW CONSECUTIVE DAYS... 
# OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH .  
1) 36.... 1936 .. JAN 18 - FEB 22  . 
2) 23.... 1976-77 DEC 28 - JAN 19  . 
3) 21.... 1963 .. JAN 11 - JAN 31  . 
4) 20.... 1966 .. JAN 16 - FEB  4  . 
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...-10 OR BELOW...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
# OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH .
1) 20.... 1963 .. JAN 12 - JAN 31  .
2) 12.... 1895 .. JAN 30 - FEB 10  .
3) 10.... 1899 .. FEB  4 - FEB 13  .
4)  9.... 1965 .. JAN 27 - FEB  4  .
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...-20 OR BELOW...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
# OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH  .
1)  6.... 1899 .. FEB  7 - FEB 12   .
1)  6.... 1996 .. JAN 30 - FEB  4   .
2)  5.... 1977 .. JAN  8 - JAN 12   .
3)  4.... 1899 .. JAN 27 - JAN 30   .
4)  4.... 1936 .. FEB 14 - FEB 17   .
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