Richmond hits record low; temps drop 50 degrees in 24 hours

Posted on: 5:35 am, January 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:12am, January 7, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Dangerously cold weather will affect the Commonwealth on Tuesday, with wind chills in the range of -5 to -10 in central and eastern Virginia, and in the range of -10 to -25 in western Virginia.

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Monday morning it was 62 degrees, Tuesday it is 10 degrees.

Highs Tuesday afternoon will only reach the upper teens and low 20s, making it the coldest high temperature in Richmond in nearly 18 years.

Carrie Rose January 7, 201412:36 pm
Carrie Rose January 7, 20149:07 am

It’s official from the National Weather Service in Wakefield:
…RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT RICHMOND VA…

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 10 DEGREES WAS SET AT RICHMOND VA THIS
MORNING. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 12 DEGREES SET IN 1988.

Carrie Rose January 7, 20149:03 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:51 am

As kids go to school on their delays, it’s still dangerously cold! Wind chills in Metro right now range -3 to -6.

Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:15 am

Bring your pets indoors! Thank you to David in Dinwiddie for bringing his pups inside last night, and keeping them inside today:

Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:13 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:12 am

Having trouble getting your pets to come back inside? Lure them in with treats! Your pets NEED to stay indoors (after they take brief potty breaks outside) all day and again tonight.

Scott Wise January 7, 20148:09 am

Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:09 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:08 am

Before you start your car today, check under the hood for any cats who’ve sought shelter in there!

Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:08 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:05 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20148:04 am
Carrie Rose January 7, 20147:40 am

My Tuesday morning forecast is updated for you, with the promise of warmer days ahead in the 7 Day: http://wtvr.com/weather/forecast/

Carrie Rose January 7, 20147:20 am












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