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Old 09-27-2006, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis Metro
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Hey Red, how in the world did you know ALL OF THAT? That is a lot of info. I remember that March, I'm not even joking, I was thinking of setting up a tent in my backyard and "camping out" one of those March nights.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:22 PM
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That is for the Twin Cities, I was living in Marshall then. It is often warmer there then in the Twin Cities. I know in 2000 our golf course OPENED for the season the first week of March and we did quite a bit of golfing that month. The shorts golfing in Feb was probably 2002 or so.
Some of it was referring to the Twin Cities, but it also said:

"Maximum temperatures in the 70's have occurred during the first week of March in only seven prior years in Minnesota's 110 year modern climate record"

If you are anything like the rest of us, it doesn't have to hit 70 for us to think it's tropical in the spring. Our local country club usually opens once it thaws and the snow is gone. (highs in the 50's and the course is packed).

--Red
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:33 PM
 
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Some of it was referring to the Twin Cities, but it also said:

"Maximum temperatures in the 70's have occurred during the first week of March in only seven prior years in Minnesota's 110 year modern climate record"

If you are anything like the rest of us, it doesn't have to hit 70 for us to think it's tropical in the spring. Our local country club usually opens once it thaws and the snow is gone. (highs in the 50's and the course is packed).

--Red
You get used to the cold. People come to our house (1hr away +) and say how cold it is. They get out and throw on their jackets. We walk out in shorts! They ask how we do it. Were just used to it. This is after 4yrs of being here though. The first week the heater ran day and night, it never turned off. I called parents (they live 2 miles away) and asked how they do it (they were here 1 yr before us) and they laughed and said give it time, the heater will be off. Even now, the A/C is still running and/or the celing fans for this time of year.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:34 PM
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From the link from DaninEGF:

Marshall, MN

Temperature Extremes
Period of Record: 1948-2001

Month-------1-day Max----------Year-------------1-day Min--------Year

JAN-----------67--------------01-24-1981----------(-30)---------01-18-1970
FEB-----------65--------------02-17-1981----------(-30)---------02-02-1996
MAR----------83--------------03-31-1968----------(-24)---------03-01-1962

Not trying to argue, but it doesn't get in the 70's in February around here (But I'd sure love to see more of those mid-60's than one day every 10-15 years!)

--Red
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:41 PM
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Hey Red, how in the world did you know ALL OF THAT? That is a lot of info. I remember that March, I'm not even joking, I was thinking of setting up a tent in my backyard and "camping out" one of those March nights.
I don't know jack. I was quoting from the U of M. Personally, I start wearing shorts once it hits 50 as long as it's not raining.

--Red
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:54 PM
 
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There always seems to be some sort of heat wave (for winter) in February though not always warm enough for golf courses to open. Usually it's around 40-50 degrees and coinsides with mid-winter recess. I could go for another el-nino winter.
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:58 AM
 
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From the link from DaninEGF:

Marshall, MN

Temperature Extremes
Period of Record: 1948-2001

Month-------1-day Max----------Year-------------1-day Min--------Year

JAN-----------67--------------01-24-1981----------(-30)---------01-18-1970
FEB-----------65--------------02-17-1981----------(-30)---------02-02-1996
MAR----------83--------------03-31-1968----------(-24)---------03-01-1962

Not trying to argue, but it doesn't get in the 70's in February around here (But I'd sure love to see more of those mid-60's than one day every 10-15 years!)

--Red
Well, then I guess the 100 other people that were out on the golf course that day with us, in shorts, with the thermometers all around town reading 75° were all wrong. Trust me, I was there. Yes, it was odd, but it does happen. Also, about weather and the SW part of the state, most of those readings are NOT taken in Marshall. That area is pretty much ignored by the weather community. Chances are that those readings were actually from Redwood Falls and it CAN make a HUGE difference even 30 miles away.

Heck, remember the HUGE ice storm in 1996? We lived in Sioux Falls, SD at the time and we had no snow all winter. We would get an occasional snowfall but it melted within a few days. I have pictures of my kids playing outside in January in short/t-shirts. It was in the upper 60's most of that month. We didn't get a flake of snow when the Twin Cities and a good chunk of southern Minnesota was covered in several inches of ice.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Talking wow...that's a lot

of meteorlogical info! Although I play golf (poorly), it's good to know. Two weeks till moving day!!!! Goodbye corney dogs, hello lutefisk (sp)? ughhhhhhh



Hook Em Horns
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:38 PM
 
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Corney Dogs? If you mean corn dogs we have those up here but we call them pronto pups. I would suggest you pass on the lutefisk though. Most people up here don't eat it.
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:23 PM
 
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Corney Dogs? If you mean corn dogs we have those up here but we call them pronto pups. I would suggest you pass on the lutefisk though. Most people up here don't eat it.
Everyone in my family always called them corn dogs.
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