Record Warm Days Records 20 Mar 12

It’s been many years since we last had an early-season warm spell like this one in Minnesota. Climatologist Pete Boulay says it last happened 31 years ago. He says that back in February of 1981 temps were 23-degrees above normal when there was a spell of days in the 50s and 60s. Boulay is quick to note that the weather can go either way this time of year. He says the really big storms around high school tournament time happened in 1952 when more than 13 inches of snow fell, and 1966 when the state received an 11-inch dumping.