On this week's episode, Becky's husband Dan DePodwin joins us to discuss historical cold snaps like the one we just experienced.
Devastation of the FL Citrus Crop in 1894/1895
December 29 1984 (18 Orlando; 24 West Palm)
1899 Cold Snap
Official Monthly Weather Review from the Weather Bureau https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/Monthly-Weather-Review-February-1899.pdf
1936 Cold and Heat
February 1936 - Coldest Feb on record, narrowingly beating 1899.
The average temperature in Devils Lake for a five-week period ending Feb. 21, 1936 was -21. McIntosh, S.D., hit -58, Jordan, Mont. -60 and Sceptre, Sask., -63.
The Minot Daily News reported on Feb. 17, 1936, that “the cold spell that has brought sub-zero weather for 46 days will hold sway” for a few more days. According to the NWS Minot averaged 32 degrees below normal throughout February 1936. Relief came in the form of temperatures ranging from -10 to -20, or 50 to 60 degrees less than what the Minot area has been experiencing this winter.
121 degree record experienced in ND on July 6 (Steele, ND). - http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2016/02/1936-coldest-winter-ever/
Followed by one of the most extreme summers on record.
1985 Cold Wave
Coldest morning (-18) in Pittsburgh since 1899.
1986 Challenger Disaster