Warm weather breaks records in some parts of the NorthlandJust a week after parts of the Twin Ports saw a foot of lake-enhanced snow, high temperatures Saturday broke records in some Northland locales.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Just a week after parts of the Twin Ports saw a foot of lake-enhanced snow, high temperatures Saturday broke records in some Northland locales.
International Falls set a record for the date with a high of 59 degrees Saturday, 5 degrees above than the previous record of 54, set in 1977.
At the National Weather Service office near the Duluth International Airport, Saturday’s high temperature was 53 degrees, just 1 degree off the record for the date of 54 degrees, set in 1902 and again in 1990. The average high for March 10 in Duluth is 32 degrees.
Other high temperatures from around the region Saturday included 62 in Hibbing, 61 in Grand Rapids and Orr, 56 in Ashland, 55 at Ely, 54 at Cloquet and 52 at Two Harbors.
The Twin Cities reached a record high of 66 degrees on Saturday, shattering the previous record of 59 degrees set 134 years ago, in 1878.
There’s a chance more records may fall today across the Northland, as temperatures are forecast to again reach well into the 50s. The record high for today in Duluth is 60 degrees; in International Falls, it’s 52 degrees.