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Preliminary Climate Summary for February 2021

 Preliminary Climate Summary for February 2021: Very cold and dry are the appropriate words for the month of February.   Most climate stations report a mean monthly temperature that ranges from 8 to 11 degrees F colder than normal.   For the 10-day interval from February 6-10 most places in the state saw a mean temperature that was subzero, ranging from about -3°F at Winona to colder than -20°F in northern locations like Babbitt, Ely, Embarrass, Cotton, Baudette, Tower, Orr, and Warren.   Minnesota reported the coldest temperature in the 48 contiguous states at least 10 time during the month, including a new statewide record low of -50°F at Ely 25E on February 13.   Within the state’s climate network, there were 152 daily low minimum temperature records tied or set, and another 277 daily low maximum temperature records tied or set. Extreme temperatures for the month ranged from 51°F at Browns Valley (Traverse County) on the 23 rd to -50°F near Ely (St Louis County) on the 13 th