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Frigid temperatures break records in Akron area

Beacon Journal staff report

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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.


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