How warm could February get?

Parked vehicles are seen
Residents park their cars on the odd sides of non-snow emergency streets in South Minneapolis, as seen in this photo on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Kerem Yücel | MPR News

A hopeful reader wrote to MPR News, asking how often the Twin Cities sees temperatures of 50 degrees in February. Retired University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley checked the state’s 150-year climate record and found 40 years in which February delivered at least one day of temps 50 degrees or above. (In all of those cases, there was no snow on the ground.) Seeley talked with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer about that, and this week’s chilly weather.

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