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Temperature records since 1879; wind chill records since 1948

 

Most Days with Lows At or Below Zero, Winter Season

# OF DAYS

SEASON

26

1977-78 

24

1976-77

23

1884-85

22

1978-79
1962-63
1935-36

17

2013-14
1983-84
1981-82
1904-05

 

Coldest Nights on Record

LOW TEMP (°F)

DATE

-24

February 13, 1905

-22

January 5, 1884
February 26, 1963

-21

February 9, 1899
January 17, 1977
January 20, 1985
December 23, 1989
January 5, 1999

-20

February 8, 1895
January 12, 1918
January 16, 1977
February 9, 1979

  

Coldest Highs on Record

 HIGH TEMP (°F)

DATE 

 -12

January 5, 1884 

 -11

December 24, 1983 

-6

February 9, 1899
January 16, 1977
January 18, 1994 

 

Coldest Wind Chills on Record
WIND CHILL (°F) DATE
-49 January 20, 1985
-46 January 10, 1982
-45 December 24, 1983
-45 January 19, 1985
-44 January 16, 1977
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 Hours

TEMPERATURES

HOURS

DATES

Zero or below

101.5

December 22-26, 1983

Remaining completely below zero

81.5

December 22-25, 1983

 

Longest Consecutive String of Lows At or Below Zero

# OF DAYS

DATES

COLDEST TEMP

11

December 14-24, 1989

-21 on December 23

8

January 21-28, 1961

-5 on January 25

8

January 14-21, 1994

-16 on January 18 and 19

7

January 5-11, 1979

-11 on January 6 and 8

7

January 19-25, 1963

-14 on January 21

7

February 7-13, 1899

-21 on February 9

 

Longest Consecutive String of Days At or Below 32 Degrees

# OF DAYS

DATES

COLDEST TEMP

28

December 29, 1976 - 
January 25, 1977

-21 on January 17 

26

January 22 - February 16, 1895

-20 on February 8 

26

December 19, 1969 -
January 13, 1970

-14 on January 6

25

January 27 - February 20, 1902

-8 on January 27 

22

January 28 - February 18, 1905

-24 on February 13 

22

December 26,1967 -
January 16, 1968

 -14 on January 17

 

Winter Seasons Without Lows Zero or Below

WINTER SEASON

COLDEST TEMPERATURE

1881-82

8 on January 17

1900-01

1 on January 1

1907-08

2 on February 2

1913-14

1 on February 7 and 25

1930-31

7 on November 28

1931-32

6 on January 30

1937-38

2 on January 31

1938-39

8 on February 11

1940-41

3 on December 3

1945-46

1 on December 20

1952-53

8 on February 17

1982-83

4 on February 4

2011-12

6 on January 13-14

2012-13

1 on January 2

2015-16 1 on January 18