Storm Breaks Cold Records in Several W.Va. Cities
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.