Today we shared some facts about the cold. Let’s face it…the weather is cold around Ohio today, but it could be like 1899.
The cold snap that covered the USA from February 1-14, 1899 is known as the Great Arctic Outbreak. The Weather Channel shared some facts from that two-week span:
- EVERY state in the Union (45 at that time) had at least one day where the temperature was below zero.
- Tallahassee, Florida, dipped to -2 on February 13, 1899, the only subzero low in the city’s history. This remains the all-time record low for Florida.
- All-time record lows were set in 12 states.
- Temperatures dipped as low as -61 in Montana.
- Cape May, New Jersey got 34 inches of snow from February 11-14.
- Engineers said trusses on the Brooklyn Bridge contracted 14 feet!
So…maybe it’s not that cold, after all? Okay, yea. It’s cold.
Congratulations to Cheryl, who won Song Poetry by guessing the lyrics we shared belonged to Natalie Grant for ‘Perfect People.’
Today’s Word of the Day was PERIPATETIC (pair-uh-puh-TET-ik), an adjective describing someone who walks or travels about.
Thanks for listening!