Winter reminder: Temps dive into the 30s in northern Minnesota

Winter is just a few days away, it seems.
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Tuesday morning was crisp, refreshing and sun-soaked throughout most of Minnesota, but it was actually see-your-breath-cold up north. 

International Falls set a record low of 37 degrees at 5:56 a.m., one degree cooler than the previous record of 38 set in 1898. In Hibbing, the previous record low of 41 degrees was shattered when the temp dropped to 37 at 6:13 a.m. 

Low temps (the zero is invalid) across the northern half of Minnesota on July 30. 

Low temps (the zero is invalid) across the northern half of Minnesota on July 30. 

Fun fact: The winter solstice arrives in just 144 days, on Saturday, Dec. 21. 

But tossing astrology aside, the meteorological winter arrives Dec. 1, which is just 124 days away. 

Snowblowers still on sale?

It's a brutal reminder of what's to come, but don't fret because the dog days of summer are on the way, along with what usually winds up being a scorching hot Minnesota State Fair. 

But as soon as Labor Day hits and kids are back to school, the air conditioners will be switched off and we'll all be fighting for as long as we can to avoid turning on the furnace. Here in the Bold North, going without heat until Thanksgiving is considered quite impressive. 

In the short term, the next 8-14 days are forecast to be cooler than normal, which should equate to more perfect days like we had Monday and are in the process of enjoying Tuesday. 

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