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Area Weather: Warmth and sun coming Monday

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Have you had enough snow for awhile? I know many of my friends and family around the area are getting tired of the snow. I hear the complaints everyday. That goes with being a meteorologist, of course. We are lucky, however, that we aren't living out on the East Coast. Some spots in the East picked up over three feet of snow over last weekend, and now they received another 10" to 20" of snow this week.

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For us, the recent snow has made for great cross country skiing and downhill skiing along with snowmobiling.

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1872 a terrible blizzard hit Central Minnesota. The temperature at Litchfield was 34 degrees on the afternoon of the 12th, and by the morning of the 13th it had fallen to 20 below zero! At least 6 people died in Meeker County alone.

WEATHER FACTS

The sunniest place on Earth is the South Pole. However, the reason it's snow-covered is because the snow reflects most of the incoming sunlight that it receives!

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 6...High 20

Duluth...Low 4... High 19

Morris..Low 6... High 20

Twin Cities...Low 12...High 26

Rochester...Low 10...High 23

Marshall...Low 11...High 22

TODAY (Saturday)

Mostly cloudy, chance of light snow. High 20 Low 1

Winds: SW/NW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

Today's sunrise: 7:29 am Today's sunset: 5:44 p.m.

Normal High: 23 Normal Low: 5.

OUTLOOK

•Sunday: Mix of clouds and some sun, few flurries possible. High 15 Low 8 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

•Monday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 20 Low 5 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 24 Low 4 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Wednesday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of light snow. High 22 Low 7 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05".

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