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Go back in time with MinnPost’s weather app

We’ve added new features to our historical weather application.

Curious what the weather was like on the day you were born and how it stacked up to the 30-year normals? We’ve added a feature to our historical weather application — now you can explore weather data going back to the late 1800s

You can look back at this winter to see how it was almost 10 degrees below our normals (we use Dec. 1 through March 31 to better reflect Minnesota’s extra-long winters). This same week last year was even colder than what we’ve experienced in 2014.

Note that the 30-year normals (i.e., the averages from 1980-2010) are not a perfect comparison for temperatures before 1980, as the normals change and have been going up in recent years. Still, if you look back at January 1st, 1900, you can see that week was colder than our current 30-year normals, and the winter was only slightly warmer.

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