November 2019 North American cold wave

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The November 2019 North American cold wave is a weather event that occurred in the United States and Canada, which had record low temperatures.[1] By mid-November standards, cold temperatures were already existing in the mid-section of the United States.[2][3] The weather is responsible for at least 8 deaths.[4][5] Over 1200 airline flights at O'Hare International Airport were delayed or cancelled.[6][7]

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.[8]

References[edit]

  1. "Cold snap of historic proportions hits East Coast, over 300 records fall". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  2. 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
  3. Rice, Doyle. "Is fall dead? Is this a blue norther? And other questions answered about the Arctic blast". USA TODAY.
  4. "Unseasonable, record-breaking cold blamed for at least 8 deaths". NBC News.
  5. 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.
  6. "Arctic Blast Grips Parts Of The U.S., With Snow And Record-Breaking Cold". NPR.org.
  7. Kelly, Sam (November 10, 2019). "More than 1,200 flights canceled amid Veterans Day snowstorm; record cold expected". Chicago Sun-Times.
  8. Arctic Cold Smashes October Records in the West, Plains The Weather Channel, October 31, 2019



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