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NWS: Coldest Stretch Of Early December Weather In 40 Years

National Weather Service

UNDATED (AP) – Forecasters say it hasn’t been this cold for this long in north central Minnesota since Richard Nixon was in the White House and gas was 36 cents a gallon.

The National Weather Service in Duluth looked at the coldest 6-day stretches and found it was 1972 when it last has been this cold in Crow Wing County. The stretch from Dec. 6 to 11 averaged about 6 degrees above zero.

The coldest December stretch on record was 1927 with an average temperature of 7 1/2 degrees below zero.

International Falls set a record on Sunday morning with a low temperature of 32 degrees below zero. The weather service says that’s 1 degree lower than the city’s previous record for Dec. 15 set in 1975.

Meanwhile, here in St. Cloud, we’ve been nearly 13 degrees colder than normal so far here in December.

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