Dec 29, 2017

US and Canada: Extremely cold temperatures continue, list of broken records

Boston, MA
USA
by
The Watchers
Image: The Watchers
Image: The Watchers

List of notable records broken since December 25

Thursday, December 28

Boston, Massachusetts recorded -11.2 °C (12 °F), breaking the previous record of -7.7 °C (18 °F) set in 1924 (the average for this day is 3.3 °C / 38 °F). Worcester, MA measured -13.8 °C (7 °F), breaking the previous record of -9.4 °C (15 °F) set in 1976 (the average for this day is 0.5 °C (33 °F).

Hartford, Connecticut recorded -11.6 °C (11 °F), breaking the previous record of -7.7 °C (18 °F) set in 1924 (the average for this day is 2.2 °C / 36 °F).

Providence, Rhode Island registered -10 °C (14 °F), breaking the previous record of -6.1 °C (21 °F) set in 1976 (the average for this day is 3.8 °C / 39 °F).

Flint, Michigan set an all-time December record-low temperature of -27.7 °C (-18 °F), breaking the all-time December low of -25.5 °C (-14 °F) recorded on December 27, 2017.

Alpena, Michigan, recorded -28.3 °C (-19 °F), making it the second-coldest December temperature on record there. 

In neighboring Canada,

Toronto, Ontario, registered -22 °C (-8 °F) without windchill factored in, breaking the previous daily low of -18.9 °C (-2 °F) set in 1960.

Muskoka Airport, Ontario, set a record low temperature of -36.4 °C (-34 °F), breaking the old record of -28.3 °C (-18.9 °F) set in 1963.

Montreal, Quebec, set a daily record low at -20.5 °C (-5 °F), breaking the old record of -19.5 °C (-3.1 °F) set in 1993.