July 24, 2016

Partly cloudy

It’s cold in Northeast Ohio but not a record

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

A low of 1 degree was posted Wednesday morning at Akron-Canton Regional Airport while Cleveland Hopkins International Airport bottomed out at 7 degrees.

“We had a cold front Sunday that ushered in an arctic air mass from northern Canada,” said Kristen Yeager, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland office. “We should see things a little warmer” today.

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

The single-digit temperatures Wednesday morning were not even close to breaking a record, Yeager said. On Jan. 23, 1963, it was minus 15 in Akron and minus 17 in Cleveland.

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.

Wednesday’s high was 17 degrees at 3:25 p.m. under cloudy conditions, while the morning low was 2 degrees, the Weather Channel reported.

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 should peak at 19 degrees, while a low of 13 is expected this morning.

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