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Wednesday's Area Weather: Mild temps to continue

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It was a gorgeous weekend across the state! I hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy the nice weekend.

Highs were in the 30s and even a few lower 40s popped-up! Looking back at the month of February, our average temperature for the month was 13.8 degrees. This was 2.3 degrees cooler than average. The highest temperature was on the last day of the month at 37 degrees. The coldest day was 12 degrees below zero on the 24th of February. We started off the month of March very warm with highs in the 30s and even into the 40s in some spots.

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With these warmer temperatures the ice on area lakes will continue to melt. Areas across the Southern part of the state required fish houses to be off area lakes on Monday. The March 1 removal deadline for fish houses on area lakes applied to waters south of a line starting at the Minnesota-North Dakota border near Moorhead along U.S. Highway 10, then east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border near Duluth. If you fish up north, the March 15 deadline applies to waters north of that line. Have a great week and enjoy the mild temps!

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1977, a snowstorm across the region closed over 400 schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin

WEATHER FACTS

At any particular time, there are approximately 1,800 thunderstorms occurring in the Earth's atmosphere.

MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 18 ...High 30

Duluth...Low 18... High 32

Morris...Low 15...High 32

Twin Cities...Low 21...High 34

Rochester...Low 10...High 30

Marshall...Low...15...High 32

WEDNESDAY

Partly cloudy and mild. High 32 Low 14 Winds: SE 5-15 mph Prec. None

Today's sunrise: 7:00 am Today's sunset: 6:08 p.m.

Normal High: 30 Normal Low: 13

High pressure will keep the area quiet through Friday.

OUTLOOK

•Thursday: Partly cloudy and mild. High 33 Low 17 Winds: SE 5-10 mph Prec. None

•Friday: Increasing cloudiness. High 36 Low 20 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of light rain/snow. High 36 Low 20 Winds: SW/NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 37 Low 24 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. None.

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