Brrrrr! Cache Valley cold Wednesday, but no new records set

Temperatures in Logan were below freezing Wednesday morning, marking the first time this winter that Cache thermometers dipped below zero, but no record temperatures were set according to climate records from KVNU and the Utah Climate Center. The record low temperature for Dec. 9 came in both 1967 and 1956 when KVNU radio recorded a temperature of 15-below. Other years when Logan has dipped below zero on Dec. 9 include 2005 (minus-4) and 1978 (minus-7.) According to National Weather Service data from the Logan-Cache Airport weather station, which updates online automatically each hour around the clock, the temperature first dipped below zero in the 11 p.m. hour Tuesday, and remained there until about 1 a.m. Then, the temperature warmed up to about 1 or 2 degrees, before hitting the morning low of minus-6 at 6:51 a.m. At KVNU, the temperature reached minus-5 degrees. According to KVNU temperature records, last year at this time temperatures in Cache Valley were in the upper 40s, and in 2006, the area was setting record highs for this time of year. More frigid temperatures are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday nights, however, before a slightly warmer system moves into the valley. Wednesday night there is a 20-percent chance of snow and overnight lows in Logan are forecast to be 1 degree above zero. Thursday night, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and an overnight low of minus-2. The warmup comes this weekend when there’s an increased chance of snow and highs in the low-to-mid 30s, with overnight lows in the low 20s.

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