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Rochester, MN(KROC AM News) - It will be ANOTHER very cold Valentine’s Day in southeast Minnesota.

 

Temperatures were in the minus teens across the region Sunday morning and will remain below zero until Tuesday. The below-zero streak began Wednesday night.

Rochester’s 7:00 am temperature was -19 at the airport. A year ago, the low was -25, the coldest ever Valentine’s Day for the city. And wind chill readings could be as low as -40  to - 50 through Monday.  The wind chill temperature at the Rochester airport at 7:00 am Sunday was -41. 

 

A gradual warmup is expected this week with highs approaching 30 Saturday.

As cold as it was in this part of the state Saturday, it was nothing compared to northern Minnesota.

Numerous records were set with lows in the minus 30s and 40s. The National Weather Service received a report of -50 near Ely, the coldest Minnesota temperature on record for Feb. 13.

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