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Rose Parade: Not coldest ever, but chilly enough

January 1, 2011 |  1:59 pm


It wasn't the coldest Rose Parade on record, but with an overnight low of 39 degrees, it was still plenty cold -- chilly enough that even visitors from the upper Midwest took note.

Nick Anderson, 20, a junior at the University of Wisconsin, had driven with three of his friends all the way from their hometown of Eau Claire, Wis.

“We didn’t expect California to have the same weather as Wisconsin," Anderson said.

According to the National Weather Service, the coldest parade was in 1952, when the low was 32 degrees. The warmest was in 1964, when it was 85 degrees.

Despite the cold, the 122nd Rose Parade concluded Saturday under bright, sunny skies.

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-- Stephen Ceasar

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