Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One of the Coldest Arctic Outbreaks 59 Years Ago Today

On February 1st, 1951, A strong arctic high pressure moved south out of the Canadian Prairies and by the morning of the second, set up over East Texas. This produced some of the coldest temperatures in history including the coldest temperature ever in Lufkin. Along this front precipitation broke out and a large band of snow developed from Central Texas through the northern Gulf States. Dozens of record lows were set across the country the morning of the 2nd including a few of the following:

Lufkin, TX -2°F
Tyler, TX 2°F
Longveiw, TX 3°F
Texarkana, TX -3°F
Shreveport, LA 2°F
Lake Charles, LA 13°F
Beaumont, TX 13°F
College Station, TX 5°F
Memphis, TN -11°F
Tupelo, MS -1°F
Jonesboro, AR -3°F
Greenville, MS -2°F
Tuscaloosa, AL 5°F
Huntsville, AL 3°F
Muscle Shoals, AL 1°F
Nashville, TN -13°F

No comments: