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Duluth sets record for number of subzero days

Published 9:27am Monday, February 17, 2014

DULUTH — The low temperature at the Duluth International Airport is below zero yet again, setting the city’s record for the most days with subzero temperatures in a winter season.

The temperature was minus 9 at the airport Sunday at 8 a.m. That was the 60th day of below-zero temperatures this winter.

The previous record of 59 was achieved three times, most recently in 1958-59. Before that it hadn’t happened since World War I.

Duluth gets a dubious reward for setting a record: more snow. Forecasts call for a sunny day, followed by snow late Sunday through this evening. The region is expected to get about 4 to 7 inches of snow.