What is the record for consecutive days below freezing? (Updated to include Cape Girardeau)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
300 PM CST MON JAN 4 2010

...INFORMATION ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES
IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD...

BEGINNING TOMORROW...PADUCAH KENTUCKY AND EVANSVILLE INDIANA WILL
HAVE SEEN 5 STRAIGHT DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES NEVER CLIMBING ABOVE 32
DEGREES F. THE MOST RECENT FORECAST MODELS SUGGEST THAT THE NEXT 7
DAYS WILL CONTINUE THIS TREND...BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 12+ DAYS
STRAIGHT THAT THE MERCURY HAS FAILED TO CLIMB ABOVE 32 DEGREES.

LOOKING BACK AT THE RECORD BOOKS...WE HAVE OBTAINED THE TOP 5 WINTER
EVENTS WHEN PADUCAH AND EVANSVILLE HAD THE SAME SCENARIO. THE DATES
BEGIN IN 1937 AND CONTINUE TO THE PRESENT.

IN PADUCAH:

RANK # OF DAYS END DATE
1 -  13 DAYS ENDING 1/21/1978

2  - 11 DAYS ENDING 1/03/2001

3  - 11 DAYS ENDING 1/28/1940

4  - 10 DAYS ENDING 12/24/1989

5  - 7 DAYS ENDING 1/11/1979

THIS CURRENT STREAK WILL LIKELY BE IN THE TOP 5 BEFORE IT IS OVER.

IN EVANSVILLE:

RANK # OF DAYS END DATE

1 -  18 DAYS ENDING 1/03/2001

2 - 17 DAYS ENDING 1/23/1918

3 - 16 DAYS ENDING 2/10/1978

4 -  14 DAYS ENDING 1/22/1978

5 -  13 DAYS ENDING 1/30/1940


2010 IN EVANSVILLE ALSO COULD EASILY MOVE INTO THE TOP 5 AS THIS
COLD SNAP IS FORECAST TO REMAIN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

IN CAPE GIRARDEAU:


RANK # OF DAYS END DATE


1 - 18 DAYS ENDING 1/03/2001


2 - 12 DAYS ENDING 1/11/1968


3 - 11 DAYS ENDING 1/11/1979


4 - 10 DAYS ENDING 12/31/1983


5 - 8 DAYS ENDING 1/21/1994


2010 IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COULD ALSO VERY EASILY ENTER THE TOP 5 BY THE
TIME THIS COLD SNAP HAS CONCLUDED.



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