On this week's episode, Becky's husband Dan DePodwin joins us to discuss historical cold snaps like the one we just experienced.
Devastation of the FL Citrus Crop in 1894/1895
December 29 1984 (18 Orlando; 24 West Palm)
1899 Cold Snap
Official Monthly Weather Review from the Weather Bureauhttps://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/Monthly-Weather-Review-February-1899.pdf
TLH -2F w/snow + capitol snowball fights
MIA sub 30 (29) - only recorded a lower temperature twice
Lexington, VA 70”; only a few hours drive away :)
Port of NO completely frozen causing significant economical challenges
Partially responsible for recession in June to 1901
Virginia (6th coldest February on record)
Frost in Cuba
1936 Cold and Heat
February 1936 - Coldest Feb on record, narrowingly beating 1899.
The average temperature in Devils Lake for a five-week period ending Feb. 21, 1936 was -21. McIntosh, S.D., hit -58, Jordan, Mont. -60 and Sceptre, Sask., -63.
The Minot Daily News reported on Feb. 17, 1936, that “the cold spell that has brought sub-zero weather for 46 days will hold sway” for a few more days. According to the NWS Minot averaged 32 degrees below normal throughout February 1936. Relief came in the form of temperatures ranging from -10 to -20, or 50 to 60 degrees less than what the Minot area has been experiencing this winter.
121 degree record experienced in ND on July 6 (Steele, ND). - http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2016/02/1936-coldest-winter-ever/
Followed by one of the most extreme summers on record.
Some low temps above 90
100 degrees on 8 consecutive days at Midway
1985 Cold Wave
Coldest morning (-18) in Pittsburgh since 1899.
1986 Challenger Disaster
Cold Wave: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_wave