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SEARCHING FOR SPRING: Only 15 days see sunshine in Minn.

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Many Minnesotans have noticed the sun is something of a stranger so far this year, with only 15 sightings since the meteorological start of spring.

June has arrived, but it certainly doesn't feel like summer. The sun is a key ingredient for warm weather, but it's still cloudy and cool and people are starting to compare the Twin Cities to Seattle.

For now, it seems that summer is still vacationing in Florida. Online surf cams show warm waves rolling into Cocoa Beach in 82-degree heat -- but Minnesotans will have to keep on waiting.

At Lake Calhoun, the rental boats are lined up like there's no tomorrow -- but even tomorrow's forecast promises a lack of radiant rays.

That also translates into a lack of local produce at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market. The Patnode produce stand normally offers local veggies by this time of year, but 2013 brought different bundles.

"No green tomatoes. Without there being any homegrown stuff there, the amount of vendors out at the market is way down, which also affects the amount of people that come out as well," Eric Patnode said.

Patnode predicts the produce will eventually arrive, but he says there will be a wait. The only local fare for sale right now is a little asparagus and some rhubarb, but that's about it.

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