Will March 2012’s High Temps Repeat? Far From It

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Looks like it’s going to take more than the luck of the Irish to get even close to the temperatures we saw last St. Patrick’s Day.

Last year on this date, Minnesota broke its record high at 67 degrees. That’s more than 37 degrees warmer than today’s high.

Last year, food trucks lined the streets of downtown Minneapolis in March. Also — last March saw temps hit 60 degrees or warmer 17 times – including an 80.

Mike Epstein and his daughter Aurora say this year’s reality check hasn’t stopped them from the walk they do every day.

WCCO chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the below average temperatures this year have to do with lots of recent snowfall. That deep snow pack across the region actually reflects away the sunlight, and what you’re left with is some cold Minnesotans.

Shaffer said he doesn’t see any 60, 50 or 40 degree temps the rest of March.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The Leaderboard
Good Question
%d bloggers like this:

Listen Live