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Pat Shingleton: "A Numbers Game..."

4 years 9 months 2 days ago Friday, March 06 2015 Mar 6, 2015 March 06, 2015 3:00 AM March 06, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

The 24 hour temperature swing from 5:30 Wednesday to Thursday evening was 43 degrees F. The "Top Five" temperature drops include a -49 degree F slide on January 21, 1935. Other spreads include a -47 degree F dip in 1942 and three minus 44 degree dive-bombs on January 12, 1942, January 23, 1942 and January 18, 1996. With our projected low this morning of 27 we could come close to blocking the March 15, 2015 dip of -40 degrees F. This morning's freeze is the 22nd this season with ten mornings in the 20's. Last winter we logged 35 freezes and 21 mornings in the 20s. So is this the last blast of the season? Last year it hit on Mardi Gras day with February 23rd the average day. Our earliest was December 30, 1920 and the latest April 13, 1940.

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