Thursday, January 30, 2014
Coldest spot in the nation?
I quote from the Newark (Ohio) Advocate:
"At midnight Tuesday, the Newark-Heath Airport recorded 19 degrees below zero, making it the coldest spot in the nation at that moment, according to National Weather Service reports at the time. It even beat Alaska, which is experiencing unseasonably warm weather this week."
"But that distinction--recorded by local automated tracking equipment--proved short-lived and was not able to be confirmed. 'We don't have any way of tracking the coldest part of the country, hour by hour,' said meterologist Mike Kurz, of the NWS in Wilmington."
That is to say, you'll have to take our word for it. Well, if Newark, Ohio was the coldest spot in the nation at that particular moment, we were likely colder out here in the country. (We're not far from Newark.) It's possible that, for a moment, I was living in the coldest part of the country.
I may even have been outside. I don't remember. Probably not. Garbage can hauling was the next evening. Likely, I was nice and toasty indoors.
Anyway, there you (more or less) have it.