International Falls Sets High-Temp Record

By KBJR News 1

October 15, 2010 Updated Oct 15, 2010 at 5:14 PM CDT

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN - (The Northland's NewsCenter) -The so-called "Ice-box of the Nation" is experiencing some unusually hot weather.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Duluth say today marks the 191st consecutive day "The Falls" has seen highs temps above 45 degrees.

The town broke its own longstanding record of 188 straight days above 45 degrees on Wednesday. National Weather Service meteorologists that means climatologists have to go back to 1911 to see such a long spell of hot weather.

The last day were highs dipped below 45 degrees? April 11, 2010.

No, that doesn't necessarily mean pontoon parties on Rainy Lake in October, but for folks in International Falls, it may be a welcome postponement of winter.

Scientists also say there's no connection between a warm fall and a cold winter, or a cold spring. That mystery is nature's own.

Posted by Matt Standal