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Storm Breaks Cold Records in Several W.Va. Cities

Dave Mistich
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The winter of 2014 continues to break records in West Virginia.

The National Weather Service says a blast of arctic air on Tuesday broke low temperature records for March 4 in Wheeling, Morgantown, Elkins and Lewisburg.
In Elkins, the temperature dropped to minus-10 degrees. The previous record was minus-7 degrees in 1996.
Lewisburg recorded minus-2 degrees, breaking the previous record of 5 degrees in 1996.
The temperature in Morgantown fell to 1 degree, breaking a record that had stood since 1972. The previous record was 4 degrees.
Wheeling recorded 2 degrees on Tuesday. The previous record was 10 degrees in 2002.
     On Wednesday, Wheeling tied its record for March 5 with a low temperature of 14 degrees.
     An arctic blast in January also broke cold temperature records across the state.

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