New Years Day 2018: Record setting cold for portions of Western North Carolina...

Monday January 1st 2018 is going down in local history books as the coldest New Years Day in modern era of weather data collection…

 

After looking through archived data for several observation points within the Foothills Weather Network coverage area, this arctic outbreak of 2018 has produced as many as five record minimum high temperatures for New Years Day. Data which is still unofficial at this time will become official once logged in and compiled by the National Weather Service early tomorrow morning.


Marion (Cooperative Observation Site)

 

Today’s High: 24 degrees

 

Previous Records:

31 degrees (1918)

32 degrees (1977)

33 degrees (1900, 2001)


Morganton (COOP)

 

Today’s High: 27 degrees

 

Previous Records:

31 degrees (1918)

32 degrees (1898)

33 degrees (1900, 2001)


Hickory Regional Airport

 

Today’s High: 27 degrees

 

Previous Records: 34 degrees (2001)


Lincolnton (COOP)

 

Today’s High: 29 degrees

 

Previous Records:

36 degrees (1969, 1977, 2001)


 

Shelby (COOP)

Today’s High: 29 degrees

 

Previous Records:

34 degrees (1964)

35 degrees (1977, 2001)

 

 

 

Source: National Weather Service    http://w2.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=gsp