Beacon Journal staff report
The temperature in the Akron area on Monday took its biggest, one-day drop ever — a 55-degree plummet.
The temperature peaked at 45 degrees at midnight Monday and dropped to 10 degrees below zero by 11:59 p.m.
This set an all-time record drop for one day was reported by Kent State University geography professor Scott Sheridan.
John Mayers, a National Weather Service meteorologist who also specializes in local climate records, said the previous one-day temperature differential record — called a diurnal spread — in the Akron area occurred on Jan. 20, 1926, when the temperature dropped 54 degrees in one day.