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Subzero Temperature Days Reaching Record Levels in Midwest

By Chris Dolce
Published: March 1, 2014

70 Days With Subzero Temperatures

The number of days with subzero temperatures has reached record or near-record levels for many Midwest cities this winter. We have the rankings for several of these cities, starting with two locations that logged day 70 of subzero temperatures on Friday.

Note: A subzero day is one where the temperature fell below zero at any one point during a particular calendar day.

(MORE: Winter 2013-2014 a Top 5 Snowiest Coldest February for Midwest Cities?)

International Falls, Minn.

  • Number of subzero days this winter (Dec-Feb): 70
  • This tied the all-time record for the period of Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 set in 1977-1978.

Grand Forks, N.D.

  • Number of subzero days this winter (Dec-Feb): 70
  • This is the fourth most number of subzero days on record for the period from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. The all-time record for this period of time is 74 days.
  • When looking at the entire cold season from November to April, the most subzero days on record is 85 in the winter of 1977-1978.

Next: 60+ subzero days in these cities


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