Beacon Journal staff report
- Ohioans suffer through second day of cold blast
- Weather leads Ohio Senate panel to cancel meeting
- Stow providing shelter for residents without heat
- Polar freeze settles over South, East
- Construction industry adjusts to cold conditions
- U.S. power grid operator urges electricity conservation due to cold weather demand
- Dominion East Ohio Gas asks western Ohio customers to conserve
- Amid cold, students get early entry to Ohio State-Michigan State basketball game
- Wind chill warning expires across region Wednesday
- Utilities urge customers to cut back on electricity and natural gas use
- Area closings and delays
- Doctors urge caution as thermometer drops
- Cold weather could extend holiday break for schools
- Jan. 25, 1985, was Ohio record for wind chill with readings of 70 to 80 degrees below zero
- Homeless shelter prepares for rise in clients as temperatures drop
- Warming centers, other facilities open during cold spell
- How to prevent and deal with frozen pipes
- Frigid temperatures, dangerous wind chill force numerous cancellations
- Line rupture spills water on roads in Ohio capital
- Cleveland casino to reopen Tuesday afternoon
- AAA flooded with calls from stranded motorists
- Winter blast strands some airline travelers in Cleveland and Akron
- Cold leaves snowy TV reception for some Time Warner customers
Akron has shivered its way into the record book the past couple of days, shattering two record lows.
The low of 10 degrees below zero on Monday at the Akron-Canton Airport broke the previous record of 9 below zero set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service.
A second record was broken at the airport Tuesday morning when the temperature dropped to 11 below zero. This broke the previous record low for Jan. 7 set in 1942, when the temperature dropped to 5 below zero.
Factoring in the wind, Tuesday morning’s 11 below reading at 7:51 a.m. had a wind chill of 37 below zero.
The cold is to continue Tuesday with a daytime high of just 2 degrees expected.
Tuesday night’s low reading is expected to drop to zero degrees. A wind chill warning continues through 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Temperatures will gradually rise over the next few days reaching a high in the 20s on Wednesday and reaching the 40s by Sunday.