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The period from January 1st through March 23rd at International Falls ranks as the coldest start to a calendar year in recorded history. The average temperature for that period was 1.9 degrees. Non continuous weather records began there in 1897. The following is a list of the coldest starts to a calendar year at International Falls.

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1     1.9    3/23/2014
  2     2.1    3/23/1979
  3     2.2    3/23/1950
  4     2.7    3/23/1972
  5     2.8    3/23/1982