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Peg Murphy

July 22, 2018

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7 very cold days in January

Minus 12 reading on Jan. 3 is a chilly fact

Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, provides the cold, hard facts about exactly how cold it was last week.

From Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, the “highest” daily low temperature was 1 degree on Jan. 4 and 7. The warmest reading during that period was 16 degrees on both Jan. 3 and 4.

Here are the daily maximum and minimum temperatures from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8.

Date                         Max            Min
Jan. 1                        7            -5
Jan. 2                        7            -12
Jan. 3                        16            -2
Jan. 4                        16            1
Jan. 5                        9            -4
Jan. 6                        12            -4
Jan. 7                        33            1
Jan. 8                        34            30

The minus 12 degree low on Jan. 2 goes in the record book with only two lower degrees recorded since 2006.

The area recorded a -19 in 2014 and a -16 in 2009.