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Coldest High Temperature For El Paso,Texas In Over 120 Years

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[color="#333333"][font="Arial, sans-serif"]Synopsis... record breaking cold temperatures will continue today and tonight across the region. El Paso set new record lows both yesterday and this morning. Yesterday's high temperature in El Paso was the coldest high for any day ever in over 120 years of record keeping.[url="http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=EPZ&StateCode=TX&SafeCityName=El_Paso"]http://www.wundergro...ityName=El_Paso[/url][/font][/color]
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[color="#333333"][font="Arial, sans-serif"][font="Arial, sans-serif"]... Record low temperature set at El Paso...

a record low temperature of 6 degrees was set at El Paso yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 8 set in 1985.

In addition, a record low maximum of 15 degrees was set at El Paso
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 23 degrees set in 1956.

The high temperature of 15 degrees is also an all-time record low
maximum for El Paso, breaking the previous all-time record low
maximum of 17 degrees set on January 10, 1962.[/font][font="Arial, sans-serif"][url="http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/055.html#REC"]http://www.wundergro...TX/055.html#REC[/url][/font][/font][/color]

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[color="#333333"][font="Arial, sans-serif"]Synopsis... record breaking cold temperatures will continue today and tonight across the region. El Paso set new record lows both yesterday and this morning. Yesterday's high temperature in El Paso was the coldest high for any day ever in over 120 years of record keeping.[url="http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=EPZ&StateCode=TX&SafeCityName=El_Paso"]http://www.wundergro...ityName=El_Paso[/url][/font][/color]
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[color="#333333"][font="Arial, sans-serif"][font="Arial, sans-serif"]... Record low temperature set at El Paso...

a record low temperature of 6 degrees was set at El Paso yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 8 set in 1985.

In addition, a record low maximum of 15 degrees was set at El Paso
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 23 degrees set in 1956.

The high temperature of 15 degrees is also an all-time record low
maximum for El Paso, breaking the previous all-time record low
maximum of 17 degrees set on January 10, 1962.[/font][font="Arial, sans-serif"][url="http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/055.html#REC"]http://www.wundergro...TX/055.html#REC[/url][/font][/font][/color]
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interesting to see February 1956 and January 1962...record cold in NYC the beginning of March 62 before the Ash Wednesday storm...March 56 had the post St. Patrick's Day snowstorm ...

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[quote name='uncle W' timestamp='1296751463' post='427438']
interesting to see February 1956 and January 1962...record cold in NYC the beginning of March 62 before the Ash Wednesday storm...March 56 had the post St. Patrick's Day snowstorm ...
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Several western and central locations recorded their highest pressure readings on record around 1/9-1/10,1962.


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[quote name='LongRanger' timestamp='1296749706' post='427216']
Makes me wonder: what temp would it take to break the all-time record low max in some of the big east coast cities?
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Select records (all-time lowest maximum temperatures):

Albany: -8°, 12/20/1942 and 2/15/1943 (both in the same winter!)
Atlanta: 7°, 2/13/1899
Boston: 2°, 12/30/1917
Charleston, SC: 20°, 12/23/1989
Chicago: -11°, 12/24/1983 and 1/18/1994
Cleveland: -5°, 2/9/1899 and 1/20/1985
Detroit: -4°, 1/19/1994
Harrisburg: -1°, 1/19/1994
Indianapolis: -11°, 1/20/1985
Miami: 45°, 12/24/1989
Minneapolis: -20°, 1/15/1888
New York City: 2°, 12/30/1917
Philadelphia: 5°, 12/30/1880
Portland, ME: -4°, 2/5/1918
Pittsburgh: -3°, 2/9/1989 and 1/17/1982 and 1/19/1994
Providence: 1°, 2/5/1918
Raleigh: 10°, 2/13/1899
Richmond: 11°, 2/11/1899 and 2/12/1899
Washington: 4°, 2/10/1899
Worcester: -2°, 1/8/1968

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The overnight lows in SE AZ were rather nippy as well with some below zero readings in Cochise County-see my rundown in the AZ temperature thread in the Western subforum. BTW a more logical comparison to temperatures WRT to record low maxima would be to compare locations at 35N latitude and below since that's where AZ and El Paso are located. To compare Boston's record low max to El Paso is ridiculous since Boston is at least 10 degrees latitude further North. I know, it's the old I-95 Corridor No Big Deal syndrome but for people not used to that kind of cold it IS a big deal and even more so to the Mexicans living in the shanty towns in Ciudad Juarez across the river from El Paso or for Central Americans from the Tropics trying to cross into Arizona right now.

Steve


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