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Earlier today, I asked "where did the cold go" in reference to two new statewide all-time record low temperatures that had not appeared in the January 2009 records at NOAA.
Joe D'Aleo who writes a popular blog about all things climate at ICECAP posted this today:
Incidentally, the records page for January 2009 at NOAA has the following statement:Tuesday, February 10, 2009New Maine and New England All-Time Cold Record Confirmed
By Giselle Goodman, Maine Portland Press Herald - Maine Today
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey and Maine State Climate Office announced today that a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine held up to scientific scrutiny. That beats Maine’s old record of 48 below zero set in 1925 in Van Buren, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt.
The record on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington is minus -47. Maine’s minus-50 reading was made on Jan. 16 at a remote site along the Big Black River near the Quebec border as the region was in the grip of a blast of arctic air.
By the way after a thaw this week, cold air will return starting Friday to the nation. Watch for lots of cold and snow probably the rest of the month.
See story here. Don’t expect it to receive a lot of national media coverage.Posted on 02/10 at 12:17 PM
The only problem is that the Climate Monitoring Products link returns an error. I guess that's appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE: All temperature and precipitation ranks and values are based on preliminary data. The ranks will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages. As final data become available, the most up-to-date statistics and graphics will be available on the Climate Monitoring Products page and the U.S. Climate at a Glance Web site.
Apparently, the Illinois record was disallowed.