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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published February 13 2014

Weather Talk: Other locations have fared worse by their standards

It has certainly been a cold winter; yet, in Fargo-Moorhead, no specific cold records have been set. Elsewhere around the United States, it has also been cold with more notable cold weather statistics.

Toledo, Ohio, for example, dropped to minus 15 degrees this past Wednesday morning for the second time this winter. In 140 years of records, that was the first time the city hit 15 below in two different months.

The Twin Cities, even with a significant urban heat island around the airport, has dropped below zero 44 times this winter, only four away from breaking into the Top 10.

In Fargo-Moorhead, we need 17 more days to break into the Top 10. Chicago has already recorded enough days to reach the Top 10 for the most below-zero days in that city.

Snow locally has been uneventful this winter, but Detroit has already recorded enough snow to rank in its Top 10, plus the city recorded its snowiest January on record.

Yes, our winter has been tough, but other locations have by their standards fared even worse.


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