Coldest Highs, Lows, and Wind Chills on Record for Jan 4-8

A summary of the 2014 arctic outbreak

Coldest Wind Chills on January 6th: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=mpx&product=pns&issuedby=MPX&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0


How does this cold weather compare to previous arctic outbreaks?  Here's a link to the Minnesota State Climatology Website with information on:

Historic below zero cold snapshttp://www.climate.umn.edu/doc/journal/below_zero_streaks.htm

Historic wind chill temperatures:  http://www.climate.umn.edu/doc/journal/historic_windchills.htm


Record Low Temperatures for January 4th through January 8th

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Period of Record: 1872-2013

Date   Record Low Temperature / 2014 Actual Low Temperature   Record Cold High Temperature / 2014 Actual High Temperature
January 4th   -32 in 1884 / -2    -14 in 1884 / 35
January 5th   -28 in 1924 / -20    -14 in 1912 / -2
January 6th   -27 in 1912/ -23    -14 in 1909 / -12
January 7th   -34 in 1887/ -15    -11 in 1887 / 5
January 8th   -30 in 1875    -7 in 1887

St. Cloud, MN
Period of Record: 1880-2013

Date   Record Low Temperature / 2014 Actual Low Temperature   Record Cold High Temperature / 2014 Actual High Temperature
January 4th   -31 in 1924 / -8    -15 in 1924 / 33
January 5th   -32 in 1912 / -23    -14 in 1912 / -8
January 6th   -35 in 1912 / -24    -15 in 1912 / -15
January 7th   -35 in 1912 / -22    -12 in 1976 / 2
January 8th   -26 in 1977    -6 in 1976

 

Eau Claire, WI
Period of Record: 1893-2013

Date   Record Low Temperature / 2014 Actual Low Temperature   Record Cold High Temperature / 2014 Actual High Temperature
January 4th   -30 in 1919 / 3   -10 in 1896 / 31
January 5th   -31 in 1924 / -15   -18 in 1912 / 4
January 6th   -32 in 1912 / -23   -16 in 1912 / -13
January 7th   -33 in 1912 / -21   -12 in 1912 / 0
January 8th   -30 in 1894   -7 in 1976


Top 10 Coldest Low Temperatures On Record

 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Period of Record: 1872-2013

Rank
Value
Date
1 -41.0 1888-01-21
2 -39.0 1879-12-25
3 -37.0 1888-01-15
4 -36.0 1887-01-18
- -36.0 1885-01-02
6 -34.0 1970-01-19
- -34.0 1936-01-22
- -34.0 1887-01-07
- -34.0 1886-01-23
10 -33.0 1904-01-24
Last value also occurred in one or more previous years.


St. Cloud, MN

Period of Record: 1880-2013

Rank

Value

Date

1 -43.0 1977-01-09
2 -42.0 1904-01-24
3 -41.0 1983-12-19
4 -40.0 1996-02-02
- -40.0 1994-01-19
- -40.0 1951-01-30
- -40.0 1912-01-12
8 -38.0 1897-01-24
9 -37.0 1936-01-22
- -37.0 1936-01-21
Last value also occurred in one or more previous years.


Eau Claire, WI

Period of Record: 1893-2013

Rank
Value
Date
1 -45.0 1951-01-30
2 -40.0 1899-02-10
3 -39.0 1977-01-09
4 -36.0 1967-01-18
- -36.0 1915-01-28
- -36.0 1912-01-12
- -36.0 1899-02-11
- -36.0 1899-02-09
9 -35.0 1996-02-02
- -35.0 1899-02-07
- -35.0 1962-03-01

 

Top 10 Coldest High Temperatures on Record

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Period of Record: 1872-2013

Rank
Value
Ending Date
1 -20.0 1888-01-15
2 -19.0 1912-01-11
- -19.0 1887-01-30
- -19.0 1899-02-08
5 -17.0 1996-02-02
- -17.0 1983-12-23
- -17.0 1936-01-22
- -17.0 1888-01-21
- -17.0 1888-01-20
10 -16.0 1994-01-18
Last value also occurred in one or more previous years.

St. Cloud, MN
Period of Record: 1894-2013

Rank
Value
Ending Date
1 -20.0 1996-02-02
- -20.0 1936-01-22
- -20.0 1899-02-08
4 -19.0 1983-12-23
- -19.0 1912-01-12
6 -18.0 1982-01-16
- -18.0 1972-01-14
8 -17.0 1996-02-01
- -17.0 1994-01-18
- -17.0 1966-01-28
Last value also occurred in one or more previous years.

Eau Claire, WI
Period of Record: 1893-2013

Rank
Value
Ending Date
1 -20.0 1899-02-09
2 -19.0 1996-02-02
- -19.0 1994-01-18
- -19.0 1899-02-08
- -19.0 1983-12-23
6 -18.0 1966-01-28
- -18.0 1912-01-05
8 -16.0 1899-02-11
- -16.0 1972-01-15
- -16.0 1951-01-29
- -16.0 1912-01-06

 

COLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES FOR MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL

ALL TIME DAILY LOW.............. -41 JAN 21 1888

COLDEST MONTHLY AVERAGE MAX.....   4.4 JAN 1912
COLDEST MONTHLY AVERAGE MIN..... -13.3 JAN 1875
COLDEST MONTHLY AVERAGE MEAN..... -3.4 JAN 1875

...COLDEST DAY...           
JAN 21 1888...HIGH...-17     
                           LOW...-41                              

...ZERO OR LOWER.....
EARLIEST DATE........ -3 NOV  4 1991
LATEST DATE........ -1 MAR 31 1961


...31 OR LOWER..."BELOW" FREEZING...
LONGEST PERIOD.................. 66 DAYS 16 HRS
FROM 8 PM DEC 18 1977 THROUGH 11 AM FEB 23 1978

...ZERO OR BELOW... ...IN HOURS...
LONGEST PERIOD................... 186 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
FROM 8 PM DEC 31 1911 THROUGH  1 PM JAN 8 1912
...NOTE...EXCEPT FOR 4 HRS "ABOVE ZERO" DURING THE ABOVE PERIOD
THE RECORD WOULD BE...311 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
FROM 8 PM DEC 31 1911 THROUGH 10 AM JAN 13 1912.

...ZERO OR BELOW... ...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF...36 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
FROM JAN 18 THROUGH FEB 22 1936.

...-10 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF...20 CONSECUTIVE  DAYS.
FROM JAN 12 THROUGH JAN 31 1963

...-20 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF... 6 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
FROM...FEB  7 THROUGH FEB 12...1899
FROM...JAN 30 THROUGH FEB  4...1996

...-30 OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...OVERNIGHT MINIMUM OF... 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
FROM...JAN 24 AND JAN 25 1904
FROM...JAN 11 AND JAN 12 1912

...ZERO OR BELOW...
LONGEST PERIOD...DAYTIME MAXIMUM OF.... 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
FROM JAN 1 THROUGH JAN 7 1912

.....................................

...ZERO OR BELOW CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
#  OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH .
1) 36 DAYS 1936 .. JAN 18 - FEB 22  .
2) 24 DAYS 1874-75 DEC 28 - JAN 20  .
3) 23 DAYS 1976-77 DEC 28 - JAN 19  .
4) 21 DAYS 1963 .. JAN 11 - JAN 31  .
5) 21 DAYS 1888 .. JAN  7 - JAN 27  .
.....................................

...-10 OR BELOW...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
#  OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH .
1) 20 DAYS 1963 .. JAN 12 - JAN 31  .
2) 15 DAYS 1888 .. JAN  8 - JAN 22  .
3) 12 DAYS 1895 .. JAN 30 - FEB 10  .
4) 10 DAYS 1983 .. DEC 16 - DEC 25  .
5) 10 DAYS 1899 .. FEB  4 - FEB 13  .
.....................................

...-20 OR BELOW...CONSECUTIVE DAYS...
#  OF DAYS+YEAR .. FROM   - THROUGH  .
1)  6 DAYS 1996 .. JAN 30 - FEB  4   .
2)  6 DAYS 1899 .. FEB  7 - FEB 12   .
3)  5 DAYS 1977 .. JAN  8 - JAN 12   .
4)  5 DAYS 1875 .. JAN 13 - JAN 17   .
5)  4 DAYS 1973-74 DEC 30 - JAN  2   .
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