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Postby CHUCKX53 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:57 pm


This has my -7 F this morning seem balmy....

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
504 AM CST THU JAN 02 2014
“...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...
THE TEMPERATURE WAS -42 DEGREES F AT 5 AM IN INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN.
THIS TEMPERATURE BREAKS THE OLD RECORD LOW FOR THIS DATE OF -37
DEGREES F...WHICH WAS SET IN 2010.”


Well, International Falls does have the rep of "Icebox of the Nation"....

Arctic Blast coming soon, in a couple days or so...Projected -17 F here, and I'm 120 miles South of Lake Michigan.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/02/new-record-low-set-in-the-coldest-city-in-the-continental-usa-much-of-the-country-headed-for-a-deep-freeze/

Makes me wonder...What was the absolute lowest recorded on the Great Lakes (on the Lakes or the Shore) ?
I've seen -30 F here, once (1994).

Anyway, Happy New Year everyone. :roll:
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Postby BMR » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:14 pm


Going down to 1 tonight ... moderate for two days ... then
single digit lows forecast the three after that ...

I know its supposed to be "cooler at the shore," but
thats just plain ridiculous ...

... and a Happy New Year back at ya'
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Postby island » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 pm


The record low for international falls was -55°F in 1909 as per
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USMN0376


State by state low temperature records State Temp. Date Station Elevation
( F) (feet)
Alabama -27 Jan. 30, 1966 New Market 760
Alaska -80 Jan. 23, 1971 Prospect Creek 1,100
Arizona -40 Jan. 7, 1971 Hawley Lake 8,180
Arkansas -29 Feb. 13, 1905 Pond 1,250
California -45 Jan. 20, 1937 Boca 5,532
Colorado -61 Feb. 1, 1985 Maybell 5,920
Connecticut -32 Feb. 16, 1943 Falls Village 585
Delaware -17 Jan. 17, 1893 Millsboro 20
Florida - 2 Feb. 13, 1899 Tallahassee 193
Georgia -17 Jan. 27, 1940 N. Floyd County 1,000
Hawaii 12 May 17, 1979 Mauna Kea 13,770
Idaho -60 Jan. 18, 1943 Island Park Dam 6,285
Illinois -36 Jan. 5, 1999 Congerville 722
Indiana -36 Jan. 19, 1994 New Whiteland 785
Iowa -47 Feb. 3, 1996* Elkader 770
Kansas -40 Feb. 13, 1905 Lebanon 1,812
Kentucky -37 Jan. 19, 1994 Shelbyville 730
Louisiana -16 Feb. 13, 1899 Minden 194
Maine -48 Jan. 19, 1925 Van Buren 458
Maryland -40 Jan. 13, 1912 Oakland 2,461
Massachusetts -35 Jan. 12, 1981 Chester 640
Michigan -51 Feb. 9, 1934 Vanderbilt 785
Minnesota -60 Feb. 2, 1996 Tower 1,430
Mississippi -19 Jan. 30, 1966 Corinth 420
Missouri -40 Feb. 13, 1905 Warsaw 700
Montana -70 Jan. 20, 1954 Rogers Pass 5,470
Nebraska -47 Feb. 12, 1899 Camp Clarke 3,700
Nevada -50 Jan. 8, 1937 San Jacinto 5,200
New Hampshire -47 Jan. 29, 1934 Mt. Washington 6,288
New Jersey -34 Jan. 5, 1904 River Vale 70
New Mexico -50 Feb. 1, 1951 Gavilan 7,350
New York -52 Feb. 18, 1979* Old Forge 1,720
North Carolina -34 Jan. 21, 1985 Mt. Mitchell 6,525
North Dakota -60 Feb. 15, 1936 Parshall 1,929
Ohio -39 Feb. 10, 1899 Milligan 800
Oklahoma -31 Feb. 9, 2011 Nowata 709
Oregon -54 Feb. 10, 1933* Seneca 4,700
Pennsylvania -42 Jan. 5, 1904 Smethport est. 1,500
Rhode Island -25 Feb. 5, 1996 Greene 425
South Carolina -19 Jan. 21, 1985 Caesars Head 3,100
South Dakota -58 Feb. 17, 1936 McIntosh 2,277
Tennessee -32 Dec. 30, 1917 Mountain City 2,471
Texas -23 Feb. 8, 1933* Seminole 3,275
Utah -69 Feb. 1, 1985 Peter's Sink 8,092
Vermont -50 Dec. 30, 1933 Bloomfield 915
Virginia -30 Jan. 22, 1985 Mountain Lake 3,870
Washington -48 Dec. 30, 1968 Mazama 2,120

West Virginia -37 Dec. 30, 1917 Lewisburg 2,200
Wisconsin -55 Feb.4, 1996 Couderay 1,300
Wyoming -66 Feb. 9, 1933 Riverside 6,650

source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0113527.html
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Postby BMR » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:25 am


Actually, the coldest night on record in NJ ... maybe the whole of the lower 48 ... was
a blind date I went on in high school ... as the joke goes, not enough "r's" in brrrrrrr ...
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Postby island » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:30 am


Brrrrrrr! It does feel really cold with your r's hanging out. 8O
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:39 pm


What a week. 12" inches of snow dropped in about 22 hours Sunday into Monday. Then, the Temps dropped below zero for 53 hours....And that was just where I lived. My low here was -18 F on Tuesday night. Schools were closed here for 4 days, some for the entire week. As a final slap, 3" more inches came in after the "Polar Blast", adding to the 19" already on the ground.

Now, all this junk took place in just slightly over a week, from the 2nd to the 9th. When we was seeing the New Year in, I shoulda just skipped the first 10 days, I reckon. :roll:
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Postby island » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:02 pm


In most countries and including Canada temperature is measured in degrees Celsius (Centigrade)while in the U.S. the temps are degrees Fahrenheit. But when it is 40 below one does not have to convert for they are numerically the same. How nice!
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:13 pm


So, how cool is that ? =))
{sorry, couldn't help it}......

I was raised in the days when that was called "Centigrade"....A strange unknown thing one only read about in Science Books.
Today, it is still 'Fahrenheit' for me, since I've really never known anything else, and I'm much too old to change now.
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