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Published January 21, 2013, 04:30 PM

First sub zero high in nearly 2 years happens in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's been a while since we've dealt with temperatures this cold. Today will end one of the longest streaks with out a sub zero high.

By: Rob Kupec, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's been a while since we've dealt with temperatures this cold. Today will end one of the longest streaks with out a sub zero high.

On February 25th 2011 the high was -2 and that the last time we saw a sub zero high in Fargo. That's 697 straight days with a high above 0. This is only the 9th time going back to 1881 that we've had a stretch like this.

And on average we have about 10 sub zero high days a year. While this stretch has seen some of the warmest winter months on record, it is actually a couple weeks shy of the longest stretch.

From January 1991 to late December 1992 Fargo went 719 days without a sub zero high and that's the longest stretch on record. The stretch that ended today is the 9th longest on record.

Last winter the coldest low Fargo saw was minus 17.

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