Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Brr...inging In Wednesday On A Cold Note

As of 7 AM, lows across the region are the coldest we've seen since January 24th of last year, when Philadelphia dropped down to 8 degrees for a low.  The morning low of 14 is quite a bit colder than any previous morning we've dealt with and exceeds yesterday's "midnight low" of 19 (set just before Midnight last night) by five degrees.  Temperatures were in the single digits as close to us as Doylestown and Quakertown, both of which dropped to 9 this morning.  Teens were the rule for morning lows south/east of I-95, with lows near 10 in Reading and Pottstown to our north/west.

The coldest lows, not surprisingly, were up north in the Poconos where morning lows dropped to five in Wilkes-Barre and four in Mount Pocono.   Below zero temperatures occurred in Bradford (northern tier of Pennsylvania), with a low of -11 and in Binghamton, NY (low of -1 through 7 AM).

Yesterday's high of 33 and low of 19 in Philadelphia were the coldest day to average locally (seven degrees below normal) since October 30th, 2011.