For the Record: How Cold Did It Really Get?
While the recent cold snap didn’t set many all-time records, it will go down in the history books as one of the worst arctic blasts in Texas history. Especially when you consider how widespread the cold temps were. Jeff Lindner, Harris County Meteorologist, compiled this list for us.
“Historic cold impacted the state and region on Monday (2-15) and Tuesday (2-16),” said Lindner. “Most areas fell below freezing on the afternoon and evening of the 14th and remained below freezing into Wednesday morning.”
- BUSH IAH tied the record low of 13 from 1895
- This is only the 5th time the City of Dallas has fallen below zero in recorded history
“BUSH IAH was below freezing from 6:00 pm (2-14) to 3:00 pm (2-16) or 45 straight hours,” said Lindner.
Low temperatures recorded for Tuesday (2-16):
The last freeze in this blast will happen tonight. Over the weekend, temperatures will start to climb back toward normal.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 2/19/2021 with thanks to Jeff Lindner, HCFCD
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