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Spring Into... January? March 2013 Nothing Like 2012

By: Nick Wiltgen
Published: March 20, 2013

International Falls, Minn.

International Falls, Minn.

Not only are below-average temperatures gripping much of the Midwest and Northeast, but the chill is a stunning contrast to the extraordinary heat wave that was underway at this time a year ago. On the next few pages we provide some comparisons between the current cold snap and last year's warmth.

 HighLow
Mar. 17, 20127752
Mar. 17, 201322-28
Difference55 degrees80 degrees
Normal3513

For International Falls, the recent low of 28 below zero on March 17, 2013, contrasted with the record-shattering high of 77 degrees on March 17, 2012 -- an amazing temperature swing of 105 degrees.


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