Coldest Winters in Twin Cities History: 1873-2014

The winter of 2013-14 from December-February in the Twin Cities was the coldest Meteorological Winter in 35 years. The average winter temperature in the Twin Cities was be 9.7 degrees, or nine degrees below normal. This is the coldest winter since 1978-79 which was 9.4 degrees. February 2014 wound up being in a three-way tie for the 7th coldest and was also the 6th snowiest.

Coldest Winters in the Twin Cities: 1872-73 to 2013-14

1981-2010 Normal: 18.7 degrees F

Winter     Avg Temp (F) Rank
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1874-1875	4.0	1
1886-1887	5.7	2
1935-1936	7.3	3
1872-1873	7.9	4
1903-1904	8.4	5
1916-1917	8.5	6
1882-1883	9.2	7
1978-1979	9.4	8
2013-2014       9.7     9
1887-1888	10.0	10
1884-1885	10.1	11
1917-1918	10.4	12
1977-1978	10.5	13
1962-1963	11.2	14
1961-1962	11.3	15
Last modified: March 3, 2014
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