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Record Cold Temperatures Start the New Year

Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 6:29 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Washington started 2018 off with record low temperatures.

The record for New Year’s Day had been set in 1974 at -9 degrees. This Monday the coolest temperature recorded was -20 degrees at 5:45 a.m. and the wind chill was -46 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the normal high temperature on January 1st in Washington is 31 degrees with a low of 12 degrees. Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip below zero each night this week, with warmer conditions expected Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures rising above freezing. Listen to KCII for weather updates.