Winter Weather Handbook: Coldest Temps



Siberia has a record low temperature of 89 point nine degrees below zero but what about our area- what is the coldest temperature ever recorded- what are the snow records… 

     We gave Sami Squires that assignment 

Locally speaking, the coldest temperature officially recorded at the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton international airport was -21 on January 21st, 1994 while the Williamsport regional airport got to -20 that day.  

  And if you are keeping track of record snowfall 

Snow looks quite beautiful, but too much at once can be quite a hazard for roadways. The most snow in 24 hours was a little over 3 and a half feet. That’s 41 inches!

In the winter season, the most snow recorded was 128.5 inches in Pleasant Mount in 1967. That’s over 10 and a half feet and over the height of a standard basketball hoop.

Other crazy amounts were in East Stroudsburg 1978 were 108.6 inches fell that year as well as in 1994 blizzard accumulations totaled in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to 81.5 inches.

The lowest accumulation was half of a foot in 1989.  

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