How Does the Cold of January 22 Compare

The minimum temperatures reported across eastern Kentucky the morning of January 22, while the coldest of the year, were not unusual for mid winter. Looking back in the climate records we see that most winters have had even colder temperatures than those that occurred on the morning of January 22, 2013.   

Here are some examples to illustrate this point:

Location Low Temperature January  22, 2013 Number of Years of Records Number of Years with Colder  Minimum Temperatures
Williamsburg      16   116   114
Cave Run  (Farmers)        8   109     99
London      12     59     58
Jackson      10     33     30




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