Uncovering Minnesota's widest daily record temperature spreads

An MPR News listener wanted to know whether there are days in Minnesota that have seen record high and low temperatures spanning more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Retired University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley looked into the question and found several instances. The most notable: March 23, in Roseau — which clocked a record high of 81 degrees in 1910, and a record low of minus 26 degrees in 1974. The total span was 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

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