Hundreds of Daily Min Temp Records Broken in December
Posted by feww on December 8, 2013
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
U.S. Breaks or Ties 355 Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records December 1 – 6
Jordan, Montana set a daily record-low temperature of -41ºC (minus 42 degrees Fahrenheit) for December 7, as Arctic weather gripped much of the United States on Saturday, after a deadly winter storm cut power to hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas, made roads impassable and grounded thousands of flight.
Some 298 records were Broken and 57 others tied between 1 and 6 December 2013, according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C.
The deadly ice storm has been described as the worst winter storm to strike the U.S. in years.
Texas governor declared a State of Disaster in 143 counties across the state on Thursday, due to “the imminent threat of disaster.”
States of Emergency were declared in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee ahead of the ice storm.
Minnesota declared Snow Emergency in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Other cities also proclaimed emergencies including Crystal, West St. Paul, Plymouth, St. Paul, Robbinsdale, Mendota Heights, Bloomington, Minneapolis and St. Louis Park.
- The storm has been battering much of the US, killing at least a dozen people.
- The storm cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee Thursday and Friday, and forced about 2,000 flight cancellation on Friday alone.
- The authorities closed thousands of schools from Texas to Wisconsin.
U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records
U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records. Some 298 records were Broken and 57 others tied between 1 and 6 December 2013.
National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States)
NWS Weather Prediction Center, MD
Issued 1 am EST Sunday, December 8, 2013
High Temperature (ºF) for Saturday, December 7, 2013 (as received by 1 am EST December 8 )
86 at Fort Myers, FL
86 at Punta Gorda, FL
86 at Tampa (MacDill AFB), FL
86 at Tampa (Vandenburg), FL
Low Temperature (ºF) for Saturday, December 7, 2013 (as received by 1 am EST December 8)
-42 at Chinook, MT
-42 at Jordan, MT
-42 at 4 miles north northwest of Mizpah, MT
Recent Extreme Weather Events
- Two Winter Storms Impacting the U.S. December 7, 2013
- Major Winter Storm Battering Southern Plains through Ohio Valley December 6, 2013
- Major Winter Storm Affecting Much of the U.S. December 5, 2013
- Massive Winter Storm Engulfs Much of Western, Central and Northern U.S. December 4, 2013
- Massive Storm System Impacting Western and Central U.S. December 3, 2013
- Nor’easter Spawned by Deadly Thanksgiving Storm November 27, 2013
- Deadly Thanksgiving Storm Moves East November 26, 2013