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Temperature records since 1883; wind chill records since 1948

 

Most Days with Lows at or Below Zero, Winter Season
# OF DAYS SEASON
34 1977-78
31 1962-63
30 1884-85
1935-36
1978-79
29 1917-18
1976-77
21 2013-14
19 1911-12
1981-82
1983-84
18 1892-93
1904-05
1909-10
1985-86
17 1916-17
1958-59

 

Coldest Nights on Record
TEMPERATURE DATE
-27 January 5, 1884
-26 February 13, 1905
-25 January 17, 1977
-24 December 28, 1924
-23 December 22, 1989
-22 January 28, 1885
-22 February 8, 1895
-22 February 9, 1899
-22 January 15, 1979
-22 January 20, 1985
-22 December 23, 1989

 

Coldest High Temperatures on Record
HIGH TEMPERATURE DATE
-16 January 5, 1884
-11 December 24, 1983
-10 January 18, 1994
-9 January 5, 1884
-9 January 15, 1972
-9 January 15, 1974
-9 January 16, 1977
-7 February 13, 1905
-7 January 29, 1966
-7 December 23, 1983

 

Coldest Wind Chills on Record
WIND CHILL DATE
-45 January 16, 1977
-44 January 23, 1963
-44 January 28, 1977
-44 January 30, 2019
-41 January 17, 1977
-41 January 15, 1979
NOTE:  Based on hourly temperature and wind observations, since this is not directly measured. Values calculated using the wind chill formula implemented on November 1, 2001. 

 

Longest Consecutive String of Low Temperatures Zero or Below

# OF DAYS DATES COLDEST TEMP
12 January 22-
February 2, 1936
-20 on
January 22, 23
11 January 1-11, 1979 -16 on January 2
11 December 14-24, 1989 -23 on December 22
10 January 19-28, 1963 -20 on January 28
10 January 4-13, 1912 -17 on January 7, 13

 

Longest Consecutive Hours of Temperatures Zero or Below
# OF HOURS DATES COLDEST TEMP
102 December 22-26, 1983 -18 on December 24
65 February 1-4, 1996 -19 on February 3
60 December 21-23, 1989 -23 on December 22

 

Longest Consecutive String of Days 32 Degrees or Below

# OF DAYS DATES COLDEST TEMP
35 December 30, 1976 -
February 1, 1977
-25 on January 17
33 February 22 - March 18, 1960 -10 on March 6
30 January 25 - February 23, 1978 -7 on Feb. 7, 16, 19, 22
29 January 24 - February 21, 1902 -9 on January 27, 28

 

Winters Without Temperatures Zero or Below
Winter Season Coldest Temperature
1905-06  1 on December 24
1931-32  1 on January 30
1938-39 4 on December 27 and February 10-11 
1952-53  3 on January 6 and February 17
1997-98 1 on January 13 
2011-12 5 on January 19-20