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Park Rapids saw 90 degrees in 1952

Those in Greater Minnesota enjoyed some beautiful weather to kick-off this week.

Some locations in southern Minnesota had temperatures climb into the 80s both Monday and Tuesday. Jackson was the warm spot around the state on Wednesday with a high of 84 degrees. Luverne, which was the warm spot around the state on Tuesday, was close behind with a reading of 82 degrees on Wednesday. Park Rapids, meanwhile, hit 72 degrees for the daytime high. Morning lows around the state on Wednesday were generally in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Park Rapids dropped to 48 degrees for the morning low on Wednesday.

Some showers and thunderstorms moved through the state on Tuesday night. Park Rapids received about .05" of rainfall. Of course, severe weather took place on Saturday as some funnel clouds and tornadoes moved across the state. Some damage was reported across parts of southern, central and west central Minnesota.

High pressure remained with us for Wednesday night. That kept things quiet, but with little cloud cover temperatures tumbled into the 20s and 30s. Some frost was reported across parts of the state along with below freezing temperatures across northern Minnesota by Thursday morning. Park Rapids fell to 33 degrees for a chilly low on Thursday morning.

On Thursday, high pressure continued to influence our weather. Highs on Thursday were colder as a northerly breezy pulled in cooler air than what we have experienced. Highs reached the low to mid 50s across most of the region.

An area of low pressure arrived for Friday and brought chances for rain through Saturday. Highs on Friday only reached the upper 40s and lower 50s across much of the state. A rain/snow mix was possible Friday night into Saturday morning.

Lingering rain was noted early on Saturday with highs only in the upper 40s and lower 50s across much of the region. Drier air will return by Sunday, but then chances for rain will again enter the weather picture by Monday into Tuesday with highs back into the 60s and lower 70s.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Weather history

On this date in 1952 the temperatures in Park Rapids hit a record 90 degrees!

Weather facts

The U.S. has over 100,000 thunderstorms every year, with over 16 million taking place across the world annually.

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 36; High 54.

Duluth: Low 36; High 52.

Park Rapids: Low 37; High 55.

Twin Cities: Low 40; High 59.

Rochester: Low 37; High 58.

Marshall: Low 38; High 57.


A blend of clouds and some sun with a chance of rain late. High 55; Low 41. Winds: SE 5-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.10". Sunrise: 6:09 a.m. Sunset: 8:28 p.m. Normal high: 60. Normal low: 35.

High pressure will influence our weather for Sunday, but by Sunday night another low will slide through and could generate some light rain late.


Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers/t-storms. High 64; Low 49. Winds: S 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.25".


Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and t-storms. High 71; Low 51 Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Precipitation: .10"-.40".