Minneapolis sets record

Published 10:18 am Tuesday, December 27, 2011


MINNEAPOLIS — The unseasonably high temperature across the state set some new daily records in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.

The National Weather Service reports that the 52 degrees measured at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport about 2:45 p.m. Monday broke the previous record of 51 degrees set in 1936.

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The 49 degrees measured in St. Cloud about 3 p.m. snapped an even older daily record. The weather service reports the previous high for Dec. 26 there was 48 degrees set in 1905.

Albert Lea reached a high on Monday of 48 degrees. That doesn’t beat the record of 53 set in 1936.