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Record Lows - 2000

Record low temperatures in the United States
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  It's official. "Two months in a row of much-below-average temperatures resulted in the coldest November-December US temperature on record," said Jay Lawrimore, chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of the National Climatic Data Center. This broke the old record set in 1898.

It was the coldest November-December on record in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, and the second-coldest such two-month period for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Forty-three states recorded below-average temperatures.

Snow depth records were set in cities ranging from Milwaukee to Amarillo to Marquette, Michigan to Waterloo, Iowa.

Date City Degrees Fahrenheit
Dec 31 Tallahassee, FL
Charleston, SC
Fort Myers, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Miami, FL
Miami Beach, FL
18
20
33
36
42
44
Dec 28 Lansing, MI
Flint, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Muskegon, MI
-18
-11
-9
-4
  Worldwide, the year 2000 was one of the ten wettest years on record.  
Dec 25 Waterloo, IA
St. Cloud, MN
La Crosse, WI
Rochester, MN
Green Bay, WI
Rockford, IL
Mason City, IA
Madison, WI
Mason City, IA
Spencer, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Moline, IL
Ottumwa, IA
-29 tie
-26
-26 tie
-25
-22
-22
-21
-21
-21
-20
-19
-15
-15 tie
Dec 25 Arkansas was struck by the worst storm to ever hit the state. The damage was so widespread that 91 counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma were declared federal disaster areas.  
Dec 21 As of today, Buffalo, New York had received 73" of snow, triple the normal amount for this time of year.  
Dec 20 Asheville, NC
Columbus, GA
Pensacola, FL
Austin, TX
Daytona, FL
Orlando, FL
Melbourne, FL
9 tie
17 tie
20 tie
24
25
28
29
Dec 14 Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee declared disaster areas in 41 counties after what state officials said was the worst ice storm in state history.  
Dec 13 Massena, NY
Chadron, NE
South Bend, IN
-21
-15
-6
Dec 12 Bozeman, MT
Chadron, NE
Aberdeen, SD
Alliance, NE
Rapid City, SD
Casper, WY
Mason City, IA
Waterloo, IA
Sisseton, SD
Lincoln, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Des Moines, IA
Billings, MT
-27
-27
-25
-24
-22
-17
-16 tie
-15
-15 tie
-14
-12
-11 tie
-11
Dec 11 Glasgow, MT -20
Dec 5 Asheville, NC
Raleigh, NC
Savannah, GA
Florence, SC
Jackson, TN
Macon, GA
Norfolk, VA
18
19 tie
21
21
21
22
23
Dec 4 Charlotte, NC
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
El Dorado, AR
Dyersburg, TN
18 tie
19
21
23
Dec 2 Oakland, CA 34 tie
Nov It was the wettest November on record in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  
Nov 25 Concord, NH
Portland, ME
Windsor Locks, CT
5 tie
9
12 tie
Nov 24 Massena, NY
Albany, NY
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
Allentown, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Chatsworth, CA
-8
7
9
16
19 tie
36 tie
Nov 22
Bristol, TN
Jackson, KY
Richmond, VA
Charlotte, NC
Augusta, GA
Florence, SC
Meridian, MS
N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Mobile, AL
Pensacola, FL
12
16
17
18
20
20
21
23
26
27
Nov 21 St. Cloud, MN
Birmingham, AL
Today, Charlotte, NC was hit by a surprise snowfall of 2 inches. It was only the third time on record that the city has seen snow before Thanksgiving.
-2
20
Nov 19 Winslow, AZ
Eugene, OR
Hillsboro, OR
McMinville, OR
Cottonwood, AZ
Olympia, WA
Santa Barbara, CA
11
20
21
23
24
18
30
Nov 18 Grand Junction, CO
Hillsboro, OR
Salem, OR
Eugene, OR
Portland, OR
Red Bluff, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
13
19
20
21
25 tie
29 tie
30
Nov 17 North Platte, NE
McCook, NE
Burns, OR
Spokane, WA
Grand Junction, CO
Hillsboro, OR
Eureka, CA
-8
-5
7 tie
8
12
21 tie
32
Nov 16 Campo, CA
Eugene, OR
Thermal, CA
Borrego State Park, CA
21
21 tie
32 tie
39
Nov 14 Glasgow, MT
Sunset Crater, NM
Garden City, KS
Cuyama, CA
Cottonwood, AZ
Austin, TX
Thermal, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunnyvale, CA (Moffet)
-6
0 tie
13
26
26
28
29
34 tie
36 tie
Nov 13 Laramie, WY
Flagstaff, AZ
Oakland, CA (downtown)
San Francisco, CA (downtown)
-14
-3
40
42 tie
Nov 12 Cuyama, CA
Redding, CA
Red Bluff, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
26
27
30 tie
32
Nov 11 Casper, WY
Dillon, MT
Spokane, WA
Salt Lake City, UT
Hillsboro, OR
Quilliyute, WA
Mt. Wilson, CA
North Bend, OR
San Luis Obispo, CA
Chatsworth, CA
-18
-12
1
15
23
23
23
28 tie
34
37 tie
Nov 10 Kansas City, MO
Eureka, CA
19 tie
33
Nov 7 Denver, Co
Colorado Springs, CO
10 tie
13
Oct 30 Traverse City, MI 23
Oct 29 Traverse City, MI 22 tie
Oct 17 Caribou, ME 22
Oct 13 North Myrtle Beach, SC 42
Oct 12 Bristol (Tri-Cities), TN
Augusta, GA
Columbia, SC
Montgomery, AL
Huntsville, AL
Macon, GA
New Bern, NC
Tallahassee, FL
Savannah, GA
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Baton Rouge, LA
29
35
36 tie
37
37 tie
38
39
39
40
40
41 tie
Oct 11 Bristol (Tri-Cities), TN
Augusta, GA
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Columbia, SC
Memphis, TN
Tupelo, MS
Wilmington, NC
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Shreveport, LA
Midland, TX
26
33
33 tie
34
35
35
38 tie
40
40
42 tie
Oct 10 St. Cloud, MN
Springfield, IL
Bristol, TN
Springfield, MO
Wichita, KS
Huntsville, AL
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Memphis, TN
Greensboro, NC
Atlanta, GA
Birmingham, AL
Brownsville, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Tampa, FL
Orlando, FL
Melbourne, FL
16
25
27
27
29
29
30
31
32
33
36
36
44
46
52
53
53 tie
Oct 9 Temperatures hit record lows in 18 states today: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Records were tied in New York, Arkansas, New Jersey, and Virginia (see partial list below).  
Oct 9 Omaha, NE
Springfield, MO
Topeka, KS
Wichita, KS
Moline, IL
Kansas City, MO
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Saint Louis, MO
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Atlanta, GA
Memphis, TN
Jacksonville, FL
23
24
25
26
26
27
30 tie
30
30
33
33 tie
36
37 tie
46
Oct 8 Tulsa, OK Earliest snow ever reported on Oct 8
Lubbuck, TX Earliest snow ever reported on Oct 8
 
Oct 8 Pierre, SD
Sioux City, IA
Grand Island, NE
Lincoln, NE
Hastings, NE
Russell, KS
Dodge City, KS
Kansas City, MO
Midland, TX
18
19
20
20 tie
20
21
24
30
38 tie
Oct 7 Miles City, MT
Norfolk, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Concordia, KS
St. Joseph, MO
Lamont, IA
Kansas City, MO
Williston, ND
Sheridan, WY
Minot, ND
Hill City, KS
Mobridge, SD
Lincoln, NE
Hastings, NE
22
22 tie
23
24
25
25

27
12
17
17 tie
18 tie
19
20
21
Oct 6 Cut Bank, MT
Lewiston, MT
West Yellowstone, MT
Rapid City, SD
Great Falls, MT
Dickinson, ND
Pierre, SD
Norfolk, NE
Sioux City, IA
Mobridge, SD
Billings MT
10
12
12 tie
15
17
17 tie
21
22
22
22
22 tie
Oct 5 Glasgow, MT
Williston, ND
Billings, MT
17
17
24
Sep 30 Windsor Locks, CT 31 tie
Sep 29 Montpelier, VT
Bangor, ME
Caribou, ME
Massena, NY
Binghamton, NY
Albany, NY
Windsor Locks, CT
Youngstown, OH
Allentown, PA
Buffalo, NY
Mansfield, OH
Bridgeport, CT
Syracuse, NY
23
23
25
25
27
29
30
30
32
33
34 tie
39 tie
30
Sep 28 Traverse City, MI
Alpena, MI
Austin, TX
27
28 tie
46
Sep 27 Jackson, TN
Jackson, KY
Corpus Christi, TX
Beaumont, TX
New Orleans, LA
39
40
52 tie
52 tie
55
Sep 26 Chanute, KS
San Angelo, TX
Abilene, TX
Jackson, TN
Dyersburg, TN
Longview, TX
Waco, TX
Lufkin, TX
Memphis, TN
Victoria, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
37
38
39
41
43
44
44
46
46 tie
48
54
Sep 25 Lander, WY
Hill City, KS
Yuma, CO
Russell, KS
Hastings, NE
Grand Junction, CO
Lubbock, TX
Wichita, KS
18
30
31
31
32 tie
34 tie
36
39 tie
Sep 24 Lander, WY
Burns, OR
Aberdeen, SD
Glasgow, MT
Duluth, MN
Denver, CO
Quilliyute, WA
Grand Junction, CO
18
22
25
26
26
29 tie
33 tie
35
Sep 23 Redmond, WA
Missoula, MT
Pendleton, OR
Bellingham, WA
Olympia, WA (shattered previous record by 9 degrees)
18
23
30
33
26
Aug 21 Wilkes-Barre, PA
Hartford, CT
43 tie
45 tie
July The state of Connecticut experienced the coldest July on record.  
July The state of Pennsylvania experienced the coldest July on record.  
July The state of West Virginia experienced the coldest July on record.  
July The state of New York experienced the second coldest July on record.  

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