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If the cold and snowy winter we've been experiencing here in Minnesota has you longing for a warm-weather getaway, there's a new direct flight that will take you to the amazing Grand Cayman Islands!

If you're looking to get away this winter or spring, there are a lot of tropical destinations that can get you some fun in the sun and sand. However, many of them require flights that leave Minnesota and then have a layover in cities like Charlotte, Chicago, and Atlanta (where airlines like American, Delta, and United have major hubs.)

But you don't have to worry about a layover if you happen to schedule your trip to the Grand Cayman Islands aboard Minnesota's hometown airline, Sun Country Airlines. That's because Sun Country just restarted its direct flights from the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Grand Cayman Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) last month.

Sun Country first started these direct flights right before the pandemic. And right now, Sun County is the *only* airline in Minnesota offering direct flights to Grand Cayman. If you've not been there or heard of Grand Cayman (I was there once on a day trip while on a cruise), it's an incredible place with white sand beaches and gorgeous blue waters.  The Grand Cayman Islands Airports Authority describes it like this:

Nestled in the calm, turquoise waters of the western Caribbean, lies the peaceful British Overseas Territory known as the Cayman Islands. Consisting of three islands just 480-miles south of Miami, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman remain a little piece of paradise.

According to FlightsDirect, Sun Country is currently offering its direct flight from MSP to Grand Cayman just once a week, on Saturdays. Departures for the four-hour flights are usually booked between 1 and 1:30 pm each week. Depending on when you book, roundtrip airfare ranges from $215 to $383 a person.

A trip to Grand Cayman (where the temperature is a balmy 81 degrees!) sure sounds nice, especially since temperatures during winter in Minnesota are *slightly* colder than that, right? Keep scrolling to see the most extreme temperatures ever recorded here and in all 50 states!

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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