This Week in Weather 1/7/17-1/13/17

Check out the craziest weather stats from this week! Let us know which one you think is the most interesting in the comments below.

  • On Saturday 1/7, every single state except Florida had snow cover on the ground!
  • Boston, MA: Winter Storm Helena was the biggest snowstorm in 2 years (since the Valentine’s Day Storm of Feb 2015), and bigger than any single snowstorm of 2016
  • When Charlotte, NC recorded snow, it made their 139th straight year on record of picking up measurable snowfall, keeping the snow streak alive!
  • At the peak of the cold this past weekend, 92% of the U.S. area was below freezing, and 82% of the population
  • Strongest wind gust in 8 years at Corbett, OR in the Columbia River Gorge on 1/8/17. Gust to 85 mph before wind gauge froze
  • Florida colder than Alaska? Jacksonville, FL was colder than Barrow, AK on Sunday morning 1/8/17
  • 133 hours below freezing– Indianapolis, IN finally hit 32 on 1/9/17 after 100+ hours below freezing
  • A 90-degree temp swing in 2 days? Amarillo, TX went from -13F Saturday AM to 77 Monday afternoon!
  • Chicago, IL: has not had measurable snow since December 18
  • Waco, TX: this week going from their coldest temperature in 7 years Sunday morning, to a record high of 81 yesterday! That’s a 74 degree swing in less than 3 days

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4 Comments


  1. Whoa serious, that’s crazy!? I never heard about this.

    Strongest wind gust in 8 years at Corbett, OR in the Columbia River Gorge on 1/8/17. Gust to 85 mph before wind gauge froze.

  2. Okay Kathryn, I liked the 4th bullet point “92% of the U.S. area was below freezing and 82% of the population” Well I WAS pretty cold but… 🙂