October 21, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
48°F

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.