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GF airport sets temperature records

The unusually cold spring continued, with two records hit at Grand Forks Mark Andrews International Airport in recent days. On Friday, the low for the day, set two minutes before midnight, matched the record low for June 5 of 34 degrees, set in 1...

The unusually cold spring continued, with two records hit at Grand Forks Mark Andrews International Airport in recent days.

On Friday, the low for the day, set two minutes before midnight, matched the record low for June 5 of 34 degrees, set in 1945 and hit also in 1958, said Bill Barrett, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

On Saturday, the maximum daily temperature at the airport was the lowest ever for June 6, he said; at 54 degrees reached at 4:56 p.m., it was the lowest high for the date since it fell to 57 degrees on June 6 in 1992, Barrett said.

The airport's weather records date to 1941.

The cool weather will continue today, but by later this week, temperatures should be back up to near normal ranges for this time of year, Barrett said.

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Meanwhile, it was a chilly weekend in northern Minnesota over the weekend, with record-low temperatures recorded in International Falls, according to The Associated Press.

The National Weather Service says International Falls recorded a temperature of 27 degrees Saturday, easily breaking the old June 6 record of 34 degrees set in 1958.

The temperature Saturday in Duluth was 37, but that didn't break any records. On that date in 1897, the mercury hit 33 degrees.

Reach Lee at (701) 780-1237; (800) 477-6572, ext. 237; or send e-mail to slee@gfherald.com

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