January 21

From NWS
: Very cold weather settled across Iowa from January 18-21 with a statewide average temperature of -11.2 F over that stretch and numerous stations recording low temperatures of -25 F or colder on all four days. The coldest temperatures came on the 21st when reported lows included -24 F at Des Moines, -27 F at Harlan and Toledo, -28 F at Indianola, -31 F at Le Mars and Waterloo, -32 F at Clarion and Decorah, and -33 F at Cherokee.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 21 January 1985 → The lowest temperature recorded in North Carolina was -34F at Mt. Mitchell.
 21 January 1985 → President Reagan’s second Inauguration Day was the coldest Inauguration Day in history as cold temperatures and wind combined to produce a wind chill reading of -30.
 21 January 1993 → Winds gusted to an incredible 176 mph and sustained winds were measured at 122 mph in Lake Tahoe, CA as a major Pacific low pressure system moved ashore.


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This post was written by Schnack on January 21, 2013

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