Yes, all three of those words – ‘cold snap’ and ‘historic’ – appeared in the same headline in the Washington Post.
The most severe early November cold snap (there’s that term again) in more than a century has plowed cross much of the eastern third of the nation, with record low temperatures set in the majority of population centers Wednesday morning.
Read that again: In the majority of population centers.
Record lows were set from Texas to Maine, from Alabama to Indiana, adding to more than 100 other cold records set in the Plains, Midwest, and Tennessee and Ohio valleys on Monday and Tuesday.
Only 100 other cold records? I’m guessing it was more like thousands. How many cities are we talking about here? How many weather stations?
Temperatures fell as low as 13F in central Alabama, where record lows were widespread. Many low temperatures in the Deep South were colder than any observed over the entirety of last winter, according to Weather.com.
Read that one again, too: Record lows were widespread across the entire state, and many temperatures in the Deep South were colder than any observed over the entirety of last winter.
On Mount Washington, N.H., the mercury plunged to -17F, a record low for the date, and the fourth-coldest November temperature on record.
Among other major cities setting record lows Wednesday morning (but certainly not all of them) were Atlantic City; Birmingham, Ala.; Baltimore, Buffalo; Burlington, Vt.; Charleston, S.C.; Chicago, Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; Little Rock; Memphis; Nashville, New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Rochester, N.Y.; South Bend, Ind.; and Syracuse, N.Y.
These were on top of the record lows on Tuesday, when Chicago set records for both its high and low temperatures of 17F and 7 F, and Milwaukee’s high of 19F was its coldest so early in the season.
Meanwhile, New York City’s low of 23F was its third record low in the past week. On Tuesday, it set a record low of 25 and on Friday it tied a record low of 29.
Numerous record lows (about 5F or -15C) were also set in eastern Canada on Wednesday morning.
The mainstream media (and far too many politicians) keep on nattering about global warming, seemingly oblivious to the true nature of the problem.