Heat Records Smashed As Chicago Hits 82º

Posted by | March 17, 2012 13:53 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Midwest is ablaze.

Minneapolis, Minnesota hit 79°F yesterday, the warmest it’s ever been this early in the year, going back to 1872, and 39°F above average. This smashes the old record by a remarkable 6 Deg F. Previous record: 73°F, set just two days previously, and also on March 7, 2000.

Bismark, North Dakota hit 81°F yesterday, which was a remarkable 41°F above normal. Not only does this tie Bismarck’s warmest all-time monthly March temp on record (three other 81°F readings later in the month, with March 22,1910 being next earliest), it beats the next warmest early season record by a full 6°! The previous record was 75°F on March 12, 2007. Temperatures also soared into the 70′s well into Canada’s prairies on Friday, setting all-time warm temperature records for so early in the year across much of southern Canada.

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