Record Cold Recap

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Record Cold Recap

Thursday, Jan. 4 – Daily record lows
Cape Girardeau, MO (6F)
Vicksburg, MS (12F)
Charleston, SC (17F)
Apalachicola, FL (26F – tied)
Charleston, SC also set a record cold high of 37F.

Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Daily record lows

Harrisburg, PA (zero F)
Washington’s Dulles International Airport (1F)

Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Daily record lows
Sioux City, IA (-28F) ties its fifth-coldest temp on record and the coldest temp since Jan. 21, 1970.

Cedar Rapids, IA (-23F)
Pierre, SD (-21F)
South Bend, IN (-15F)
Cincinnati, OH (-7F)
Quincy, IL (-12F)
Lynchburg, VA (3F)
Jackson, MS (14F)

Record-cold highs
Columbus, OH (10F)
Dayton, OH (9F)
Gainesville, FL (44F – tied).

Monday, Jan. 1

Sioux City, IA (-24F), the coldest temperature in the city since Dec. 23, 1989 and a daily record low for both Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in the city.

New Year’s Day daily record lows
Watertown, NY (-31F)
Des Moines, IA (-19F)
Moline, IL (-19F)
Syracuse, NY (-15F)
Buffalo, NY (-4F)
Harrisburg, PA (-2F)

Record-cold highs
New York City: 19F (Old record: 24F in 1940)
Chicago: 1F (Old record: 5F in 1969)
Charleston, SC: 34F (Old record: 45F in 2001) – Also broke a record low
Portland, Maine: 10F (Old record: 13F in 1967) – Also broke a record low

Sunday, Dec. 31

Wausau, WI – Daily record-cold high of -4F breaks old record of -3F set in 1968.

Several daily record lows include
Huron, SD (-27F)
Bangor, Maine (-24F)
Flint, MI (-11F – tie)
Binghamton, NY (-3F – tie)

The temperature at midnight at Times Square in New York City dropped to 9F, the second coldest temperature on record for the event.

Saturday, Dec. 30

Minneapolis/St. Paul (6F) tied record-cold high for the date set on Dec. 30, 1976.

Glens Falls, NY (-21F) third daily record-low in a row.

Friday, Dec. 29

Daily record low for second day in a row
Glens Falls, NY (-19F)
Watertown, NY (-17F)
Augusta, Maine (-15F)
New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports (both 12 degrees).

Also for second day in a row, both JFK (23F) and LaGuardia (22F) set daily record-cold highs. And at only 8F, Worcester, MA, set a daily record-cold high for Dec. 29.

https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-01-01-arctic-record-cold-outbreak-forecast-midwest-east-south-early-january


26 thoughts on “Record Cold Recap”

  1. That’s how ice ages begin! Along with the record snowfall across the South in early December and again now in early January.

  2. It might snow in Shanghai next week. Friday January 5 2018
    The National Meteorological Centre has issued yellow cold alerts for central and eastern China. Including Shanghai’s neighbouring provinces Jiangsu and Anhui, many cities are set to welcome the lowest temperatures and first snow of the winter next week.
    According to the forecast, temperatures will dip below freezing on Monday – a perfect excuse to grab a hot chocolate, if you ask us.
    http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features/Blog-News/50919/It-might-snow-in-Shanghai-next-week.html

  3. I am so glad that my fellow Americans along the eastern sea board volunteered to participate in this unique demonstration of what a real winter can look like…their sacrifice is commendable. I further appreciate that my fellow Americans in California continued exasperation has kept the pacific northwest under a moderately high pressure system and have kept the bitterly cold low pushed onto the plain states.
    The real question for today is…how did the Plymouth Rock and James Town folk (especially the first arrivals) ever make it through even one winter unprepared.

  4. The probabilities of record cold for a century is 1 in 100. When you have multiple record events it then becomes .01 times .01 or .0001. With the increasing number of cold record events the probability that they all occur at the same time is so low it suggests a new distribution or a change in climate.

  5. The proplem with probability caculations like these only become accurate if the sequence of events over a long time period are NOT cyclic.
    Cold periods like this Modern Grand Soalr Minimum are cyclic every 172 years and last for a period of around 30 years.

  6. Blaming record cold on global warming is the same kind of sickness and mental dysfunction as taking poison so that you can join the mothership behind comet Hale Bopp.

  7. Good God, a little winter weather, and you cant shut your pie ho;es over it. The East Coast pole smokers are a flock of pansies. This is just typical January weather for us in Minnesota. Grow up!

  8. As a Northern Canadian, who has lived longer than most climatologists alive today, I can verify beyond doubt that there will not be an Ice Free Arctic in any of our lifetimes, and further, the opposite will be happening for all the Great Lakes in the near future. We’re heading back into another ice age. Sunspots degradation, volcanic ash, and the oscillating Milankovich cycles will begin the trend which will eventually take a life of it’s own with more and more snow covering the landscape. Mankind has been here before and we will survive.

  9. The only people surprised by this are the brainwashed under 40 year olds. All you poor devils that were taught and believed the nonsense at school will need to re educate yourselves. It’s all on the net but buried in other rubbish to disguise the truth. Try Miloshovic cycles and Henrik Svensmark, its a good start.

  10. “With the increasing number of cold record events the probability that they all occur at the same time is so low it suggests a new distribution or a change in climate.”

    Or, you know, records in some of these areas have only been kept for 100 years. In my area, records only go back 130 years. The ice age glaciers melted 15,000 years ago. I’m sure, in that time, there have been wilder temperature extremes, but we have no records of them. So when a record temp is ‘smashed’ by a few degrees here or there, and that record is only decades old, it’s likely that there have been larger extremes in the past, and more to come in the future. This has been going literally since the ice age. What melted those glaciers? camp fires set by cave persons (cave men is not general neutral) and woolly mammoth flatulence. We are still feeling the effects of these camp fires and farts today. They didn’t have liberal scientists to tell them to put out their camp fires at night thus to limit CO2 production.

  11. I’m glad you guys brought up the weather. I’m going to have to remember to wear some sunscreen when I lay out by the pool today. (It’s 75 degrees in Phoenix.)

  12. Alberto Gorez has been warning the world of the upcoming Maunder Minimum, and the current Global Cooling trend for over two decades. You can Google his name and read the truth for once….Finally, a Global Cooling Climatological Scientist with a background in Meteorology, Thermodynamics, and Hydrology…and he even know the meaning of 5th grade level vocabulary words like Global, Warming, Climate and Weather …

  13. The colder it gets, the more Algore will claim it’s proof of warming. Just as his stupidity is proof of his genius.

  14. I accept this award in behalf of my friends and neighbors who are currently Frozen in belief. Thank you.

  15. My son lives in North Pole Alaska. He has had a good laugh in recent weeks. For about two weeks the temperature never got higher than -20, with no wind chill involved. Kids still went to school, people still went to work every day.

    I loved there for 32 years. What Alaskans all know is that if it is cold up there, it is warm in the lower 48. Conversely, if it warms up there it is cold in the lower 48. Since the cold hit down here it has now risen to a average of 10 to 20 above zero up there. And it is predicted to get cold again next week. Just about the time the lower 48 begins warming up.

    Just the way it works.

  16. My son lives in North Pole Alaska. He has had a good laugh in recent weeks. For about two weeks the temperature never got higher than -20, with no wind chill involved. Kids still went to school, people still went to work every day.

    I lived there for 32 years. What Alaskans all know is that if it is cold up there, it is warm in the lower 48. Conversely, if it warms up there it is cold in the lower 48. Since the cold hit down here it has now risen to a average of 10 to 20 above zero up there. And it is predicted to get cold again next week. Just about the time the lower 48 begins warming up.

    Just the way it works.

  17. So when “climatologist” cite a change of a hundredth of a degree as proof the earth is being destroyed by man, A. he records are how old? B. How accurate were the measuring tools 50, 100, 200 years ago?

  18. And here in Northern California it’s been record warm and dry for December and January with only 3% of normal snow pack so far, so after a record wet year last year we may be facing a record drought year this year.

    Forecast for 1 inch of rain in Sacramento tomorrow which will be the biggest storm of the winter of 2017-2018 to date.

  19. It would be nice if you could also give temperatures in Celsius so that the rest of the world who don’t live in America might be able to better understand just how cold it is there.

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