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Waumbek
01-16-2009, 07:02 AM
-34F in Franconia @1200' this morning, which misses the record (at least, my record) by 6 degrees. I'd like to hear from northern neighbors, who had some real cold temps last night in the -40F range.

1ADAM12
01-16-2009, 07:35 AM
-34F in Franconia @1200' this morning, which misses the record (at least, my record) by 6 degrees. I'd like to hear from northern neighbors, who had some real cold temps last night in the -40F range.


Yeah that is DAMN cold. -11 here this morning when I got up and only suppose to get up to 8 for the high :eek:

yvon
01-16-2009, 07:41 AM
Cold here also, in the Montreal area, it is -20F here now.
I was supposed to go hiking today, and I decided to stay home. :(

Mohamed Ellozy
01-16-2009, 07:49 AM
I have nothing to contribute, having fled to the relative warmth of Brookline, MA :D

leaf
01-16-2009, 07:51 AM
yup. this is the northeast. sometimes it gets cold. :cool:

rocket21
01-16-2009, 07:51 AM
It's apparently -25 just south of the Sandwich Range now, with the sun being up for an hour and a half. Apparently it didn't get much colder than that. It was in the negative single digits when I was driving home last night around 6 PM.

rocket21
01-16-2009, 07:51 AM
I have nothing to contribute, having fled to the relative warmth of Brookline, MA :D

You must be getting ready to go out to the beach!

Waumbek
01-16-2009, 07:54 AM
I have nothing to contribute, having fled to the relative warmth of Brookline, MA :D

Only your oil burner at home knows....

slevasse
01-16-2009, 08:03 AM
They were saying -20 this morning on the radio around 6:45 in Gilford, although my car was only registering -15.

Neil
01-16-2009, 08:09 AM
Pretty nippy up here in Quebec. Yesterday we went for a hike north of Montreal from 10 to 3. We wore Sorels with thick felt liners and not that much on top (base layer shirt and Torch softshell only for me) The blue sky and sunlit snow were a photographer's dream come true. On the exposed summit of the little mountain we climbed there was no wind and we sat with our backs against a black rock facing the sun. The snow on my black gaitors was melting.

Chip
01-16-2009, 08:38 AM
-6F in sunny CT this morning. Climbing local ice this weekend ! :)

Thank "Whoever" heating oil prices are half what they were.

grouseking
01-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Hit -26 here in Lebanon. Clayton Lake Maine was -43. Island Pond VT was about -43. I think Berlin NH hit -39 or -40. Here is an interesting one.

"At 0730 am EST this morning a USGS gage at Big Black River recorded
a low temperature of -50f. This exceeds the current statewide
record low temperature of -48f set on January 19th... 1925 at Van
Buren. This report is considered unofficial until a review of the
equipment and data by the state climate exteremes committee as to
the validity of this report. If the committee ascertains that this
is indeed a valid report... a separate public information statement
will be issued at that time."

Quietman
01-16-2009, 10:25 AM
Only 21 below in Peterborough this morning. But cold enough to bring back one of my favorite Calvin & Hobbes cartoons Calvin (http://books.google.com/books?id=r0ky32TRsDAC&pg=PA118&lpg=PA118&dq=calvin+%26+hobbes+boogers+freeze&source=web&ots=npf7boQiP5&sig=4mZHd2KGgyyqmhO75e2Q2UW5pKE&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result)

BobC
01-16-2009, 10:33 AM
yup. this is the northeast. sometimes it gets cold. :cool:

And sometimes it gets f'in cold! :D

Hunter
01-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Negative 27.5 when I took the dogs outside this morning. Had to carry the little one out (he's the smart one), the big one is too dumb to know its cold out.

1ADAM12
01-16-2009, 11:41 AM
Negative 27.5 when I took the dogs outside this morning. Had to carry the little one out (he's the smart one), the big one is too dumb to know its cold out.

HAHAHAHA I know what you mean. We have a Blue Tic Coon Hound and he has no care in the world. The other one is a Miniature Dachshund. He hates the cold :D

grouseking
01-16-2009, 12:11 PM
I also just hear another unofficial report. Ashland and Fort Kent, ME both hit -52!! That would be a record.

Waumbek
01-16-2009, 01:30 PM
I also just hear another unofficial report. Ashland and Fort Kent, ME both hit -52!! That would be a record.

The negative fifties is serious cold; I've not heard of that before in New England. I asked someone in Jackson Hole WY (Tetons) what "cold" was there, and they said negative sixties.

Bushwacked
01-16-2009, 03:17 PM
"In the United States, the lowest temperature on record,79.8F, was recorded on January 23, 1971, at Prospect Creek Camp, which is located in the Endicott Mountains of Northern Alaska at latitude 66 48′N, longitude 150 40′W. The lowest temperature in the contiguous 48 states,69.7F, occurred on January 20, 1954, at Rogers Pass, in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. This location is in mountainous and heavily forested terrain, about 0.5 mi east of and 140 ft below the summit of the Continental Divide."

I'm doubtful of -60 at Jackson, but hey, who knows.

Source:
Weatherexplained.com

Waumbek
01-16-2009, 03:58 PM
"In the United States, the lowest temperature on record,–79.8F, was recorded on January 23, 1971, at Prospect Creek Camp, which is located in the Endicott Mountains of Northern Alaska at latitude 66 48′N, longitude 150 40′W. The lowest temperature in the contiguous 48 states,–69.7F, occurred on January 20, 1954, at Rogers Pass, in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. This location is in mountainous and heavily forested terrain, about 0.5 mi east of and 140 ft below the summit of the Continental Divide."

I'm doubtful of -60 at Jackson, but hey, who knows.

Source:
Weatherexplained.com

Yes, I was too, but hey, I was the tourist this time, they were the locals so I did not question it.

However, the WY state low is -66F at Moran in 1933.

State record lows (F in left-hand column):

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0113527.html

Interesting, all of the 48 contiguous have seen temps below 0F, even FL at 193' elevation, although the coldest air often slides down into valleys. Only HI has a record low above 0.

(Is this a reliable source?)

Dr. Dasypodidae
01-16-2009, 05:51 PM
"In the United States, the lowest temperature on record,79.8F, was recorded on January 23, 1971, at Prospect Creek Camp, which is located in the Endicott Mountains of Northern Alaska at latitude 66 48′N, longitude 150 40′W. The lowest temperature in the contiguous 48 states,69.7F, occurred on January 20, 1954, at Rogers Pass, in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. This location is in mountainous and heavily forested terrain, about 0.5 mi east of and 140 ft below the summit of the Continental Divide."

I'm doubtful of -60 at Jackson, but hey, who knows.

Source:
Weatherexplained.com

In the early 1970s, I remember daytime temperatures in Orono, Maine, remaining well below 0 F for weeks at a time, and the nighttime temperatures commonly dropping to - 40 F and my Datsun 510 wagon not starting for over two weeks during one extremely cold spell. But, I do not remember ever a -50 F in Orono.

When I was away from Pocatello, Idaho, during late December 1978, the temperatures in town dropped to the -55 F range, with many folks having their water valves freeze and burst. I lucked out being away, as my water lines and valves were empty, so no damage. During this same time frame, temperatures in West Yellowstone hit -60 F, and I seem to remember that some folks in the Park drank super cold alcohol and died.

I am surprised about that low record in the continental 48 being from such a high elevation, as the usual record low suspects are in valleys and holes from cold air drainage. But, I do not doubt that record, as the verification of such is rigorous.

I am thinking that it was perhaps this week five years ago that Kenny froze to death on South Twin? R.I.P.

sardog1
01-16-2009, 06:13 PM
(Is this a reliable source?)

Yup, the numbers match the research I did in NWS records for the quiz thread "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1450) and its Answers (http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1451).

And yes, it was five years ago this week that Ken Holmes perished (http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/News_2004/News_2004_Q1/Hiker_Holmes_IDed_011604.htm).

Lou Hale
01-17-2009, 06:09 AM
I am surprised about that low record in the continental 48 being from such a high elevation, as the usual record low suspects are in valleys and holes from cold air drainage. But, I do not doubt that record, as the verification of such is rigorous.



I would not be surprised to find out that it was colder in a near by valley but no one had a thermometer there. Thats why its called the coldest "recorded" temp,you can only set a record if your keeping track.

DrewKnight
01-17-2009, 07:15 AM
-25 below in Waterville Valley Friday at 7AM, according to my car thermometer (a friend who lives 500 feet away reported -30 on his porch, which probably was more accurate).

This morning it's a balmy -21 according to the Weather Channel, though they usually read a couple degrees warmer than I do. I probably would go ski in this -- I am not a smart man -- but I have been rescued from my lack of common sense by a set of mandatory home-related shopping chores that will take me to the Deep South (Concord).