The Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded in NH Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine
If you hadn't already felt the freezing temps biting at you, telling you to get inside and stay warm, you should probably know it's really, really cold outside.
In fact, the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, posted this on Facebook:
So yeah, it's pretty cold out there.
But did you know that even with these temperatures dipping well below freezing, there's an even lower temperature that's taken the record for coldest temperature ever recorded?
According to the State Climate Extremes Committee of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, New Hampshire hit a record -50 degrees on Jan. 22, 1885, on Mount Washington.
The SCEC reports that the "value of -50°F exceeds the previously reported all-time minimum temperature extreme of -46 on 1/8/1968. The -50°F is not yet present in [the National Climatic Data Center]'s digital data files but exists on observation forms and publications in NCDC archives."
What's more, the SCEC states that this record is tied with Maine and Vermont for coldest temperature recorded for the Northeast United States.
Granted that doesn't make the current temps out there feel any warmer...