Streak With Highs of 0°F or Above Has Ended After 4 Years And 6 Days

Sunday, January 20, 2013 marked the 1,466th consecutive day, (4 years and 6 days), with high temperatures of 0°F or greater at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.  With a high temperature of -2°F degrees on January 21st, 2013, the streak has come to an end.  The streak shattered the previous record by 324 days.  Before January 21st, 2013, the last time the high temperature at the Minneapolis airport was below zero was on January 15, 2009 when the thermometer climbed to only -6°F.  

 

The table below is a rundown of the top 10 streaks with high temperatures remaining at or above 0°F at MSP.


Rank Number of days with highs >=0°F Ending Date
1 1466 2013-01-20
2 1142 2004-01-28
3 1110 1994-01-13
4 1056 1945-12-16
5 754 1948-01-15
6 751 1961-01-23
7 750 2007-02-03
8 738 1932-01-29
9 723 1892-01-14
- 723 1879-01-01
Period of record: 1872-10-01 to 2013-01-19


The 30-year average Annual count of "number of days with lows below zero" is 22.5 per year.
 

Winter Number of days with lows <0°F
2000-2001 34
2001-2002 2
2002-2003 24
2003-2004 15
2004-2005 13
2005-2006 6
2006-2007 16
2007-2008 26
2008-2009 34
2009-2010 15
2010-2011 18
2011-2012 3
2012-2013 4*
* Through 1/22/13.

 The table below shows a decade by decade count of days with a low temp at or below zero since 1873. 

                                                      MINNEAPOLIS / ST PAUL MN  

Actual Decadal Count of Min Temp AT OR BELOW ZERO

MIN =< 0

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

TOTAL

1873-1880

109

72

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

69

293

1881-1890

172

116

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

62

381

1891-1900

120

100

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

25

58

333

1901-1910

113

100

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

62

287

1911-1920

147

100

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

73

345

1921-1930

125

58

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

73

277

1931-1940

104

91

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

63

281

1941-1950

113

90

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

71

303

1951-1960

108

72

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

60

272

1961-1970

158

96

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

81

358

1971-1980

202

108

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

105

444

1981-1990

97

76

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

85

280

1991-2000

121

45

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

63

256

2001-2010

83

58

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

38

190

2011-2020

21

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

32

 

 

The  Chart below shows the annual count of the number of days with a Minimum Temp of Zero or less since 1873.

 

 

The table below shows the decade by decade count of the number of days with a below zero high temp.

                                                     MINNEAPOLIS / ST PAUL MN

Actual Count of Max Temp BELOW ZERO (only)

MAX < 0

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

TOTAL

1873-1880

14

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

25

1881-1890

45

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

67

1891-1900

15

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

32

1901-1910

20

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

43

1911-1920

34

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

62

1921-1930

19

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

35

1931-1940

21

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

41

1941-1950

16

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

21

1951-1960

11

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

16

1961-1970

34

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

49

1971-1980

29

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

39

1981-1990

12

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

36

1991-2000

8

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

17

2001-2010

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

11

2011-2020

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

The chart below shows the "Calendar Year" annual number of days with a below zero high temp. 

 

 



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