Snow wraps up...bitter cold is next

Near-record cold air in place
Posted at 3:54 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 17:34:51-05

Other than a few flurry or light snow showers, the bulk of the snow is finished. Temperatures have cooled over 40 degrees in the last 24 hours behind the cold front. This is rare and near-record cold. As of now, temperatures sit in the middle 20s for most. Just cold enough to keep the snow around for the kiddos after school.

This round of snow was pretty rare for this time of the year. Not that we haven’t seen snow this early in the season, but it doesn’t happen often. In fact, the last time we had measurable snow in the first 15 days of November occurred on the 12th back in 2003. The time before that was over 10 years before on the 6th of November 1993. We ended with 1.6” which broke the November 11th previous daily snowfall record of 0.9” back in 1894! Now, we must brace for the cold. Temperatures have fallen 40+ degrees making us endure the middle 20s this afternoon and we will fall into the low teens overnight. We are expecting to bottom out at 13 degrees which would tie the daily low temperature record from 1911. The wind chill tomorrow with a light breeze may dip into the single digits. Better to remain indoors tomorrow morning as much as you can. We will get back above freezing Wednesday morning and continue to warm through the week with little to no precipitation chances.