Coldest of the Season (So Far)

January 12, 2016: Frigid air spilling in from near the Arctic has the Stateline in the deep freeze, which is pretty typical for early January.  Last year around this time, we had a 5 day stretch where the high temperature stayed below 20°, with 3 days in a row below 10°.

It has been 10 months since we’ve had any days nearly this cold.  The last one occurred on March 5th, when the temperature struggled to warm up to 13°.

4Even with a strong El Niño pattern in play (El Niño’s heat has peaked at this point, but it will still have plenty of influences this winter), temperatures can still be very cold if the weather pattern is right. During a typical winter, we usually get 15 days under 20°, with 5 of those below 10°.

This is not your usual winter, which is why this is the first time we’ve been under 20° this winter (we’ve barely been below 30°!).  Looking ahead, the weather will be up and down for a while.

3Later this week, temperatures will get above freezing and give us a break from the frigid conditions. By the end of the weekend, however, another push of polar air brings us back down to the teens for highs, adding to our total of frigid days this winter.

– Alex


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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on January 12, 2016

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