Shiverin’ Seminoles!January 7th, 2014 at 8:23 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Florida State may have the hottest college football team, but they’ve also got Arctic cold and fountains of ice (pic. this AM from WJHG). They do get excited when they see snow in the South. Some afternoon high temperatures: Orlando 47, Daytona Beach 42 (previous coldest high on any 1/7 was 51 in 1942), Tallahassee 35, Savannah 31, Atlanta 26, Knoxville 16, Birmingham 24, Indianapolis 7, Pittsburgh 4, Cleveland 4, Chicago 3, Wausau WI -5, Philadelphia 13, New York City 11, Cincinnati 10, Duluth -5, Grand Forks ND -5, New Orleans 36, McAllen TX 48, Galveston 45. Monterrey, Mexico 56. A few spots got below zero this morning in N. Alabama! Still a little early to get your ice fishing shanty out on those Alabama ponds. This from the Huntsville NWS: “Safety note: Some local ponds have a thin layer of ice on them. Please tell your children to not attempt to walk on it. #HUNwx”
Lake-effect snow closes the NYS Thruway from Exit 46 to the Pennsylvania line, NYDOT reports. Polar Vortex update. Average contiguous U.S. temperature at 9 am Tue. morning was 13.9 deg.
Incredible cold building in Siberia! Could it come across the N. Pole and down toward the Great Lakes like the last batch?? Get this: “The high Tuesday at Yaralin, Russia, was -69 F (-56 C). The low was -73 F (-58 C).” WOW!