November 2019 North American cold wave
The November 2019 North American cold wave is a weather event that occurred in the United States and Canada, which had record low temperatures. By mid-November standards, cold temperatures were already existing in the mid-section of the United States. The weather is responsible for at least 8 deaths. Over 1200 airline flights at O'Hare International Airport were delayed or cancelled.
Many daily record lows were achieved, with some places setting all-time October record lows, such as:
- Bozeman, Montana: -14 degrees F
- Casper, Wyoming: -9 degrees F
- Dodge City, Kansas: 10 degrees F
- Grand Junction, Colorado: 6 degrees F
- Livingston, Montana: -12 degrees F
- Lubbock, Texas: 17 degrees F
- Midland, Texas: 19 degrees F
- Pocatello, Idaho: -6 degrees F
- Pueblo, Colorado: -6 degrees F
- Rapid City, South Dakota: -2 degrees F
- Rawlins, Wyoming: -20 degrees F
- Rock Springs, Wyoming: -8 degrees F
- Salt Lake City: 14 degrees F
- Winslow, Arizona: 12 degrees F
It was the first time that Pocatello, Idaho and Rock Springs, Wyoming, had temperatures below zero degrees F in October. Casper, Wyoming had temperatures below zero degrees F for 4 straight days.
Peter Sinks, Utah, had temperatures of -46 degrees, which seemed to be the coldest October temperature anywhere in the contiguous United States.
- "Cold snap of historic proportions hits East Coast, over 300 records fall". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
- Arctic Cold Surge Will Shatter Hundreds of Mid-November Records in the Plains, Midwest, South and East Through Thursday The Weather Channel, November 12, 2019
- Rice, Doyle. "Is fall dead? Is this a blue norther? And other questions answered about the Arctic blast". USA TODAY.
- "Unseasonable, record-breaking cold blamed for at least 8 deaths". NBC News.
- CNN, Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan. "This Arctic blast is shattering hundreds of records and causing deadly road conditions. And it's not over". CNN.
- "Arctic Blast Grips Parts Of The U.S., With Snow And Record-Breaking Cold". NPR.org.
- Kelly, Sam (November 10, 2019). "More than 1,200 flights canceled amid Veterans Day snowstorm; record cold expected". Chicago Sun-Times.
- Arctic Cold Smashes October Records in the West, Plains The Weather Channel, October 31, 2019
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