May 12, 2022 - News

Wait, what happened to spring in the Twin Cities?

Number of days between 60-72° in MSP
Data: Midwestern Regional Climate Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

Thursday's forecasted heat could come close to breaking the daily Twin Cities record of 90, set in 1961.

Flashback: 10 days ago, the high was 50. It feels like we've missed out on spring, and the data backs that up.

By the numbers: We've had just nine days with high temperates between 60 and 72 degrees between March 1 and May 10, according to data from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.

  • We normally get about 16 days of those pleasant temperatures in that span of time.

The good news: 60s and 70s will be back next week, according to the NWS forecast.

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