Glacial grip plunges temperatures below zero with some records set

For the 13th day this winter season, the temperature has dipped below 0° at Syracuseâ??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: -7°

Syracuse (city): -1°

Adams Center: -13°

Auburn: -7°

Aurora: -4°

Boonville: -10°

Clay: -12°

Cooperstown: -4°

Cortland: -6°

Corning: -5°

Fenner: +5°

Fulton: -12°

Geneva: -6°

Greene: 0°

Highmarket: -14°

Ithaca: -10°

Lakeport: -10°

Lowville: -18°

Massena: -23°

Norwich: -7°

Ogdensburg: -12°

Old Forge: -21°

Oneonta: -4°

Oswego: -1°

Penn Yan: -3°

Rochester: -9°

Rome: -12°

Saranac Lake: -28°

Seneca Falls: -2°

Sherburne: -9°

Syracuse: -7°

Tully: -12°

Utica: -7°

Watertown: -21°

Whitney Point: -6°

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