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On this day in weather history...

1987: Heat wave across Minnesota brings earliest 70 degree readings to the Twin Cities. The record high for the day was 73, breaking the old record by 13 degrees. Shorts were common and persons were turning over dirt in their gardens for planting.

1950: Snow and ice storm across Minnesota. The heaviest ice was in northwest and west central Minnesota. The heaviest ice was found in Norman County near Twin Valley. 52 electrical poles were down in this area with ice up to 1.5 inches on wires. All communication lines out of Fargo were out with wind gusts estimated up to 60 mph. In order to provide temporary long distance service to and from isolated communities short wave radio equipment was used to bridge the gaps. In Pipestone, several plate glass windows were blown in. During the snowstorm that followed later in the day, Northwest Airline plane crashed into three homes in Minneapolis killing all 13 on the plane and two on the ground. The left wing of the plane struck a flagpole at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery as it circled to land.

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