Freezing rain, snow, and cold for mid-February:
Climate of Valentine's Day:
February 14 can be quite cold as well. Though the Twin Cities average high and low temperatures are 25°F and 8°F on Valentine’s Day the mercury has read below zero °F about 25 percent of the time, bottoming out at – 21°F in 1936. For many the cold is a good excuse to cozy up to the fireplace and share some spirits or a cup of tea, activities surely justified in 1906 when temperatures as low as – 40°F kept even the hardiest citizens indoors. Conversely, outside activity must have been the rule for Valentine’s Day 1954, as much of the state enjoyed temperatures in the 50°F and 60s°F with abundant sunshine and no snow cover. One could have hand- delivered fresh- cut flowers that day without any risk of spoilage.
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Twin Cities Almanac for February 13th:
MSP Local Records for February 13th:
MSP weather records for this date include: highest daily maximum temperature of 51 degrees F in 1890; lowest daily maximum temperature of 0 degrees F in 1905 and 1909; lowest daily minimum temperature is -23 degrees F in 1905; highest daily minimum temperature of 34 F in 1911; record precipitation of 0.60 inches 1915; and record snowfall is 5.2 inches in 1909.
Average dew point for February 13th is 12 degrees F, with a maximum of 36 degrees F in 1983 and a minimum of -23 degrees F in 1971.