Weekend temps break records across Minnesota
WILLMAR -- The record high temperature section of the weather books is continuing to be rewritten, including up north in International Falls.
According to the Duluth News Tribune, the mercury reached a record of 75 degrees in the northern Minnesota city Saturday afternoon. That was a full 20 degrees above the previous record, set in 1968.
According to the National Weather Service, new high record temperatures were recorded in Minneapolis, 80 degrees; and St. Cloud, 75 degrees.
Both records dated back to 1894.
Both cities set new high records for six of the last eight days.
Temperatures also set records in Duluth, where measurements of 73 degrees at the airport beat the previous record of 61 degrees, also in 1968.
While no record data was available for comparison, cities in west central Minnesota recorded temperatures that hovered around 80 degrees over the weekend.
According to the NWS data, Willmar recorded a high of 79 on Sunday and 77 on Saturday. In Redwood Falls, the high temperatures reached 80 degrees each day.
In both Benson and Olivia, the mercury reached 79 degrees both days. In Montevideo, it was 79 on Sunday and 81 on Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.