Update To What Looks to Be A Record Breaking JanuaryJanuary 27th, 2014 at 3:51 pm by Jesse Hawila under Weather
Ask anyone in Northeastern Indiana and Northwestern Ohio how this winter has been for them, and many will say, ‘BRUTAL!’ That’s a fair assessment. We’re still anticipating near record low temperatures by Tuesday morning. The record low for January 28 was set back 51 years ago in 1963 with a low of -16°. We are going to come VERY close to the record, if not break it by Tuesday morning. On the other side of this “wintry coin” has been the incredible amount of snow we’ve had this month. We’ve been following the record for snowiest January on record very closely. Here are the standings as of January 27th. We’re VERY close to the top. All we need is .2″ to be the offical snowiest January on record, and it’s looking likely.
What’s just as impressive is the total snow we’ve seen so far this winter. Meteorologists consider winter as December 1st through the end of February. We’re not even into February, and we’re ALREADY the 6th snowiest winter on record! That means we are very likely to climb the ladder of snowiest winters on record even further, because we average more than 7 inches of snow during the month of February.