International Falls, Minnesota set a new record this week when the temperature dropped to -46°
Watts Up With That reported:
from NWS Duluth, MN, an old record beaten by five degrees:
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
518 PM CST FRI JAN 21 2011
…RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN…
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -46 DEGREES WAS SET AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -41 SET IN 1954…
The lowest temperatures recorded in the NWS Duluth county warning area were -46 degrees at both International Falls, MN (ASOS) and Babbitt, MN (CO-OP).
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Yahoo had more on the record Midwest cold.
There is a brutally frigid point on the thermometer — minus 40 degrees — where Celsius and Fahrenheit meet, and it was even colder than that in parts of the US Midwest as an Arctic blast struck over the weekend.
Americans were bundling up Saturday as the coldest weather of the season was forecast to sock cities from Chicago to New York and Boston, with temperatures that have already prompted weather service warnings.
The coldest weather in two years slammed Minnesota, where International Falls — which proudly proclaims itself the “Icebox of the Nation” — recorded a shocking 46 degrees below zero (-43 Celsius).
The Friday temperature tied the town’s coldest reading since it began keeping records in 1897.
There can be only one explanation…
It must be global warming.