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International Falls sets record low on Sunday; Park Rapids in the 30s

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It was a frosty start to the morning in parts of the Northland on Sunday, with International Falls recording a record low temperature.

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The National Weather Service reported that the morning low in International Falls was 30 degrees. The previous record for June 2 was 32 degrees, set in 1969, 1982 and 2009. The normal low for the date is 44 degrees.

Crane Lake reported a morning low of 28 degrees on Sunday. Hibbing and Embarrass dropped to 33 degrees.

Park Rapids was 38 degrees this morning and 36 degrees Sunday.

Cold conditions were in the forecast again for this morning, with frost advisories and freeze warnings in effect for the Northland.

Why so cold? Weather Service meteorologist Dean Packingham said it’s the not-unusual-for-early-June combination of cold high pressure moving down from Canada, clear skies, calm winds and dry air that allows for rapid cooling at night.

There may be some patchy frost for the Iron Range and Arrowhead tonight. The rest of the week shouldn’t be quite as cold in the Northland, though there’s no big warm-up in sight, Packingham said. High temperatures should mostly stay in the 50s and 60s, with overnight lows in the 40s

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