Warm temps in the Northland send people outdoors

By KBJR News 1

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Temperatures in the Northland were in the low 50's Monday, sending many people outside to soak up the sun and the warmth.

The sun was still shining at six on Monday night partly from the time change Sunday morning.

Monday's highest temperatures reached into the low 50's, and many Northlanders couldn't resist going outside.

On the Lakewalk, people were seen running, biking, walking, and even some kids were splashing around in puddles of melting snow.

Northlanders have been saying they're just happy to be getting away from this brutal winter.

"It has been so long, like it is... we've been just trapped inside. Ya know? It's like, I don't want to put my snow pants on and then trudge through the snow banks, and now it's like this beauty. And it's like spring is here at long last," said Christina Nohre, who was outside enjoying the weather.

"This is fabulous! The sun in your face, got a T-shift," said John Karels.

Last Monday's high was nine degrees, making a 40 degree jump in temperatures within one week.

The last time it was this warm outside was in mid November.

Elsa Robins