WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - ALL-TIME RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE


We've had some cold weather this winter, but nothing compared to this day in 1934, when temperatures fell to all-time record lows across the entire region.

The sky was clear at sunrise on Friday, February 9, 1934. The Delaware River was nearly full of floating ice. Winds were steady out of the north at 20 mph - the air temperature right around 8am bottomed out at -15oF in Wilmington, and -11oF in Philadelphia - all-time cold records that still stand today.

Wind chills would have been in the -50oF to -60oF range, undoubtedly also about as low as it gets here.

It's no wonder that throughout Delaware - and many other places in the eastern United States - February 1934 was the coldest month of the 20th century.

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