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Early cold snap sets records across Minnesota

It's too early for this.

Three Northland cities reached record cold high temperatures Monday, all thanks to an unseasonably early cold surge. 

The National Weather Service reports that both Hibbing and Brainerd shattered previous records set in 1986, with Hibbing plunging to 9 degrees and Brainerd reaching 14. 

Duluth came really close to setting a record, but instead tied at 16 degrees set way back in 1920. 

Across the border, Ashland, Wisconsin, also broke its 1950 record with a high temp of 18 degrees. 

The same goes for the Twin Cities metro area, as the Twin Cities tied a record cold high of 18, while St. Cloud set a new record cold high of just 16. 

As if the brutal daytime high temps aren't cold enough, overnight lows will drop to near zero in much of the state, with Minnesotans waking up Tuesday morning to wind chill readings at or below zero. 

Thankfully, this cold snap is only supposed to last through Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, things should warm up to more seasonable temperatures for a while. 

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