Today Is March 26th…March 26, 2007
…and it’s 75 degrees here in Minnesota. Unbelievable.
So, I grabbed my Creative Zen Micro, some smokes and the leash and took Indy for a walk. Outside there are children playing, kites flying and birds chirping. Just beautiful.
Hard to believe that earlier this month we had a few feet of snow on the ground.
Update: The temp actually made it to 81 degrees today, and the StarTrib says it’s a record: Mercury hits record 81
The first full week of spring is feeling a lot more like summer as the mercury roared past 70 degrees for the second consecutive day and set a record — 81 — for the date.
The 81 degrees in the Twin Cites eclipsed the 74 recorded on this date in 1991.
A reading of 70 degrees or higher in March in the Twin Cities is not unheard of, said Pete Boulay of the State Climatology Office, but getting two consecutive days of 70 degrees or warmer is very rare. That has not happened since 1986, when temperatures went above 70 March 29 and 30.
The March 30, 1986, reading of 83 is the warmest ever for the month. The mercury also hit 83 on March 30, 1968, and March 23, 1910. On the other end of the scale, a bitter arctic blast sent the temperature plunging to minus-32 on March 1, 1962.
That’s our Minnesota weather for ya!