Saturday, January 19, 2008

January Cold Snap

It's cold outside, but not as cold as I thought it would be. The high today reached 15F after a morning low of 9F. The current temperature though is 8F, so I'm sure the low for the day will be a few degrees colder. The lowest wind chill for the day was only -5F. Like I said, it is cold, but not as cold as I was hoping. On this day in 1994, the low temperature was -36F in New Whiteland (which is just south of Greenwood) and -28 in Rushville. We had about 10 inches of snow on the ground too which helped chill the air. My records only go back to 1997, but I remember the 1994 cold snap and believe the low was around -30 here at home.