For the 13th day this winter season, the temperature has dipped below 0 at Syracuse??s Hancock Airport. As is typically the case, there were many colder countryside and rural locations across our area that reached to double digits below zero (-10 to -20). Syracuse normally receives 7 days of below zero weather each winter season. Since 1902, the record highest number of days with below zero temperatures during a winter season is 20 days. This was done twice during the 1983-1984 and during the 1947-48 winter seasons.
Syracuse Hancock Airport reached -7 (below zero). This was close to, but not a record for March 6th. The record low for Syracuse for this date is -10 set back in 1948. Even though Syracuse did not break a record, there were record sets elsewhere in the New York state. Watertown International Airport reached -21 (below zero) which broke the old record of -9 in 2003. Rochester set 2 records this morning. Rochester reached -9 which not only shattered the daily record for the date of -3 set in 1948, but also set an ALL-TIME record for the month of March! The old record for all time cold for Rochester was set in 1999, 1885 and 1872.
Here is a list of many localized lowest temperatures from across central, northern, and southern New York for you to examine. They are eye-popping! Lowest Temperature:Hancock Arp: -7Syracuse (city): -1Adams Center: -13Auburn: -7Aurora: -4Boonville: -10Clay: -12Cooperstown: -4Cortland: -6Corning: -5Fenner: +5Fulton: -12Geneva: -6Greene: 0Highmarket: -14Ithaca: -10Lakeport: -10Lowville: -18Massena: -23Norwich: -7Ogdensburg: -12Old Forge: -21Oneonta: -4Oswego: -1Penn Yan: -3Rochester: -9Rome: -12Saranac Lake: -28Seneca Falls: -2Sherburne: -9Syracuse: -7Tully: -12Utica: -7Watertown: -21Whitney Point: -6Are you ready for milder temperatures? You can tell me about your feelings about the recent cold on our CNYcentral??s Facebook page!Become my facebook friend here by ??liking?? my fan page, and "follow" me on Twitter here (@PeteWeatherBeat). For more on your weather forecast, click on ??Weather?? and then the ??Live Triple Doppler Radar?? tab on our weather page. Make sure you refresh the Doppler radar to see the very latest information, as well. Furthermore, we have our new Interactive Doppler Radar on our website. You can zoom down to street level with Interactive Doppler Radar. You are in total control of where the radar can zoom in. Give it a try. In addition, you may tune to NBC Weather Plus on Time Warner Cable digital channel 133 or over the air 3.3 to get the very latest weather updates locally and nationally.