ST. PAUL (AP) -- Frigid temperatures may be the norm for a Minnesota winter, but 106 days without a slight break makes this season unusually harsh.
The last time it warmed to 40 degrees was Nov. 7, nearly one-third of a year ago. The 106-day streak with temperatures below 40 degrees has happened only three times in the 110 years on record in the Twin Cities.
On Wednesday, the high was 10 degrees in Minneapolis, while Alexandria only reached 3 degrees. A year earlier, the Twin Cities saw temperatures in the 40s.
The longest string of Minnesota days with highs below 40 degrees was from Nov. 22, 1903, to March 22, 1904, at 122 days, according to the National Weather Service.
There was a 116-day streak in 1978-1979, and 110 days in 1971-1972.
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