Record cold across Northeast dating back to the 1800s

Dozens – more likely hundreds – of cold records were broken or shattered on Saturday.

Many locations broke daily low temperature records, while others shattered lowest daily high temperature records.

Some of these records for lowest high temperature dated back to the 1800s.

For some reason unfathomable to me, AccuWeather forces you to muddle through several rambling unimportant paragraphs before you get to the heart of this story, which is:

Record cold across a huge expanse of the northern tier

More than two dozen large cities from Ohio and Kentucky, eastward to southern New England either broke or tied daily records for lowest high temperature on May 29. A few notable cities in this list are New York City and Baltimore.

And who knows how many cold records were broken in the smaller cities and towns?

In addition, record low temperatures were broken or tied across portions of the Great Lakes, Northeast and other areas in the northern tier of the country.

Harrisburg, Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania, all experienced a 41 degree Fahrenheit difference in high temperatures from Wednesday, May 26, to Saturday, May 29. On Saturday, the temperature in Reading struggled to reach a high of 52, which became the lowest high temperature ever recorded for the city on May 29. It shattered the previous record of 58 from 1996.

Pittsburgh was only able to top out at 51 degrees on Saturday, breaking a record that had stood since the late 1800s. The previous lowest high temperature for the city was 54 degrees, set in 1897. On the other side of the state, Philadelphia broke an even older record with a high temperature of only 54 degrees on Saturday. The previous lowest high temperature for the date was 56 degrees from 1884.

Both Binghamton, New York, and LaGuardia Airport in New York City, tied record lows when temperatures dropped to levels more akin to April than late May.

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“Still snowing on the Stratton Mt live cam 12:30 PM on 5/30/21,” says Oly.

8 thoughts on “Record cold across Northeast dating back to the 1800s”

  1. I sure believe that! It was actually cold here this morning for end of May at 54F. 69F all day on the 30th. Well below normal for N Charleston,SC.

  2. The monthly CET (central England Temperature) has just been published, this is longest series in world (monthly data goes back to year 1689),

    May is 10.15c (coolest May for 25 years)
    April was coolest for 35 years

    April-May combined is coolest since 1941 (when of course there was lots of smoke and dust from WW2 bombs)

  3. I do not use Accuweather at all. They have made too many visible mistakes, including having a reporter stand in a ditch full of water when the road behind him was clear and NOT flooded.

    Instead, I go to the more reliable and more accurate National Weather Service’s station for my area. They don’t change or deleted stuff to please the people who think the world is overheating and are waiting for it to turn into a cinder.

  4. More snow in Alaska June 1st, 2021 –
    National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
    Southeastern Brooks Range-
    Including Arctic Village, Wiseman, Coldfoot, Chandalar DOT Camp,
    and Iniakuk Lake
    * WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
    snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected above 3000 feet.
    * WHERE…Eastern Brooks Range above 3000 ft.
    * WHEN…6 AM Tuesday to 10 AM Wednesday.
    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect accumulating snow above 3000 feet, with the heaviest snow above 4000 feet near Atigun Pass. Little or no snow accumulation is expected below 2000 feet. Look for reduced visibilities at times.


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