Coldest morning in five years

Jan. 30 It appears to be about -2 in Shacklefords! (PHOTO: Rene Creasy)

Jan. 30 It appears to be about -2 in Shacklefords! (PHOTO: Rene Creasy)

Fresh snow cover, clear skies and light winds allowed temperatures to fall to their coldest levels in about five years across much of the area.  Locations like Emporia, Danville, Lynchburg and Norfolk set new record lows for this date.  The normal low for this date is in the upper 20s.

Here is a sampling of low temperatures across Virginia:

  • -11°   Carson
  •  -7°   Wakefield
  •  -6°   Purdy
  •  -4°   Ammon, Emporia
  •  -2°   Tappahannock, Clarksville, Howerton, Norfolk, Ft. Mitchell, Cornwall
  •  -1°   West Point, Remlik, Garysville, Virginia Beach, New Kent
  •   0°    Matoaca, Crozier, Kenbridge, Blackstone, Erica
  •    1°   Dinwiddie, Beaverdam, Sandston, Louisa, Lottsburg, Scotland, South Hill
  •    2°   Emporia, Lightfoot, Harcum, York Terrace, Zion Crossroads
  •    3°   Colonial Heights, Farmville, Ashland, Lynchburg, Short Pump, Culpeper
  •    4°   RIC, Petersburg, Bottoms Bridge, White Stone, Wilton
  •    5°   Tuckahoe, Charlottesville, Elam
  •    6°   Norfolk
  •    7°   Williamsburg
  •    9°   Downtown RVA

Additional temperatures from other cities can be found here and here (you may need to hit previous bulletin at the bottom of the page).