mnorell Posted January 8, 2015 Report Share Posted January 8, 2015 A pretty amazing shot of record-setting cold up north in Mississippi. My weather station in Natchez bottomed out at 17.8 this morning. That ties for a ten-year low along with last winter. Difference is that last year was embedded in a long-term period of day-and-night below-freezing temps with snow, ice, you name it. This dropped right out of the north and the axis of the high was apparently somewhere over extreme north Louisiana, so the cold shot went down the east side of that spot. Southern Louisiana only went to low 20s, but New Orleans was mid-20s in town. Up in Oxford, MS (between Memphis and Tupelo) it was 7F when I looked this morning (their low was 6F), and which was identical to the temp in Minneapolis at the same time...to give you an idea. The cold seems to moderate east of Apalachicola even for tomorrow as the high drifts east...I guess it will either relax or lift northward. But now there is freezing rain and sleet in the forecast tomorrow a.m. for the coastal areas of Louisiana spreading up through most of the state and in the lower SW triangle of Mississippi for tomorrow a.m. We're feeling chilly down here in the Keys, but with a low this morning of 61F, can't really complain, other than for the north wind... Michael Norell Rancho Mirage, California | 33°44' N 116°25' W | 293 ft | z10a | avg Jan 44/70F | Jul 78/108F avg | Weather Station KCARANCH310 previously Big Pine Key, Florida | 24°40' N 81°21' W | 4.5 ft. | z12a | Calcareous substrate | avg annual min. approx 52F | avg Jan 65/75F | Jul 83/90 | extreme min approx 41F previously Natchez, Mississippi | 31°33' N 91°24' W | 220 ft.| z9a | Downtown/river-adjacent | Loess substrate | avg annual min. 23F | Jan 43/61F | Jul 73/93F | extreme min 2.5F (1899) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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