The coldest actual temperature ever recorded in Minnesota is -60 F in Tower on February 2, 1996.  The coldest temperature recorded each month in our state tells us it has been below zero in seven months.  The low temperature of each month also shows it's been below freezing in all twelve months.  The lowest, highest record temperature was 69 on January 24, 1981 in Montevideo.

Here is a listing of the temperature extremes recorded for each month in Minnesota.  Temperatures are in Fahrenheit (F) , the date temperature was recorded and location :

January record high 69: January 24, 1981 in Montevideo

January record low -57: January 24, 2004, Jan. 21, 1996, Jan. 22, 1996  Embarrass

February record high 76:  February 21, 1896  Pleasant Mound, Blue Earth County

February lowest temperature -30:  Feb. 2, 1996 Tower

March highest temperature 88:  March 23, 1910 Montevideo

March lowest temperature -50: March 2, 1897 Pine City

April highest temperature 101: April 22, 1980  Hawley

April lowest temperature -22: April 6, 1979  Karlstad

May highest temperature 112 :May 31, 1934  Maple Plain

May lowest temperature 4:  May 1, May 2, 1909 Pine River

June highest temperature 110: June 29, 1931 Canby

June lowest temperature 15:  June 1, 1964  Bigfork

July highest temperature 115:  July 29, 1917  Beardsley

July lowest temperature 24:  July 7, 1997 Tower

August highest temperature 110: August 10, 1947 Beardsley

August lowest temperature 21:  August 28, 1996 Tower, Aug. 2, 2002 Kelliher

September highest temperature 111: September 11, 1931 Beardsley

September lowest temperature 10:  Sept. 30, 1930 Big Falls

October highest temperature 98: October 5, 1963  Beardsley

October lowest temperature -16:  Oct. 26, 1936 Roseau

November highest temperature 84:  November 1, 1950 Winona

November lowest temperature -45:  November 30, 1896 Pine City

December highest temperature 74:  December 9, 1939 Wheaton

December lowest temperature -57  December 31, 1898 Pine City

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