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International Falls sets new record low

INTERNATIONAL FALLS - The temperature in "nation's icebox" dropped to 37 degrees Sunday, enough to set the ninth record low of 2009. The previous record for July 19 was 43 degrees, set in 1958.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS - The temperature in "nation's icebox" dropped to 37 degrees Sunday, enough to set the ninth record low of 2009. The previous record for July 19 was 43 degrees, set in 1958.

Embarrass was the cold spot in the region Sunday with a low of 33. Besides International Falls, Crane Lake, Orr, Bigfork, Hibbing, and Eveleth also dropped to 37.

The National Weather Service said International Falls has had an average temperature of 57 degrees so far this month. The coldest July on record, in its entirety, was July 1992 with an average of 59.4 degrees.

The city also set a record coldest daytime high of 53 on July 16.

Besides the nine record lows, International Falls has also had two daily record highs and three record daily snowfalls so far in 2009.

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