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Hundreds More Lowest Temp Records Broken

Posted by feww on December 10, 2013

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Deadly winter storm impacts much of U.S., as arctic air, snow and ice engulf East Coast

Several inches of snow is forecast for the Mid-Atlantic into Southern New England and the Great Lakes for Tuesday through Thursday, said the National Weather Service (NWS) in its latest forecast.

A new round of arctic conditions will drive temperatures well below average across the country through Thursday, said NWS.

The winter storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses on Monday, and forced thousands of flight cancellations or delays.

Parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York state received up to 10 inches of snow through Monday morning, said NWS.

Hundreds of crashes reported from Texas to Pennsylvania, resulting in scores of injuries, as the storm-related death doll reached at least 18.

U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records

Meantime, hundreds of additional daily lowest minimum temperature records were set or tied across the country since the last report..

Low Temperature for Monday, December 9, 2013
(as received by 1 am EST December 10)
-34 degrees Fahrenheit  at West Yellowstone, MT

Low Temperature for Sunday, December 8, 2013
-43ºF at Chinook, MT ( old record smashed by -3.1 degrees)

High Temperature for Sunday and Monday, December 8 – 9
87ºF at Punta Gorda, FL

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Map of the U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records in December 2013.  Some
538 records were broken and 111 others tied between 1 and 8 December 2013. [Full stats for December 9 NOT available, as of posting.]

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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

us min daily rec 1-6dec

U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records. Some 298 records were Broken and 57 others tied between 1 and 6 December 2013.

Update
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

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