October 4, 2015

Partly cloudy

Chilly temperatures in NE Ohio not breaking any records

It’s been frigid around Northeast Ohio this week, but temperatures have not fallen into the record books.

A low temperature of 1 degree was recorded this morning at Akron/Canton Airport, while a reading at Cleveland Hopkins Airport bottomed out at 7 degrees, according to Kristen Yeager, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland office.

“We had a cold front Sunday that ushered in an arctic air mass from northern Canada,” Yeager said today. “We should see things a littler warmer Thursday.”

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-to-high teens Thursday in most Northeast Ohio cities, Yeager added.

The low-single digit temperatures this morning were not even close to breaking a record, Yeager noted. A chilly, minus-15-degree day came on Jan. 23, 1963, in Akron, while Cleveland was at minus-17 degrees at the same time.

In Medina, Tuesday was the coldest overall day of the year so far with a low reading of 7 degrees and a high of 11, according to the Weather Channel’s website, www.weather.com. A record low of minus-11 degrees was recorded on Jan. 22, 1970.

The average high temperature in Medina for late January is 32 degrees, while the average low is 17.

A weather channel report shows that today’s high in Medina should peak at 16 degrees, while a low this morning came in at 2 degrees.

Snow is possible today, but the forecast predicting less than a half-inch for the city. Two inches of snow could fall overnight and into Thursday morning.

Contact reporter Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.