Local Weather History: Top 10 Coldest Temperatures In December..........& Friday Feedback

We look ahead with the latest data now to next weekend & also at a question & top 10 list.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2018 8:56 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2018 10:43 PM

Hey Chad-

I have always wondered when the coldest day of the year is.

Thanks

David, Lafayette

Thank you for the question David.  It varies a little bit in the viewing area, but the coldest time of year for the viewing area is January 9-20 when you look at 1981-2010 daily records.

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Here is the weekly Top 10 List!

The Top 10 Coldest December Temperatures Recorded at West Lafayette (Snow Depth at the Time).

Purdue University 1879-1953, Purdue Ag Farm 1954-Present

1.  -31

December 19, 1884  (12")

2.  -23

December 29, 1880 (6")

3.  -22

December 22, 1989 (3")

4.  -20

December 28, 1924 (3")

5.  -18

December 24, 1983 (8")....December 25, 1983 (8")....December 23, 1989 (3")

6.  -17 

December 3, 1886 (2")....December 30, 1909 (14")

7.  -16

December 21, 1963 (5")....December 20, 2016 (Trace)

8.  -15

December 10, 1880 (2")....December 30, 1983 (10")....December 31, 2017 (7")

9.  -14

December 9, 1880 (2")...December 31, 1880 (6").....December 16, 1951 (3")....December 17, 1951 (3")....December 9, 1958 (2")....December 20, 1963 (5")....December 31, 1983 (8")

10.  -13

December 28, 1880 (6")....December 8, 1882 (5")....December 21, 1989 (4")

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