Ithaca, N.Y. — Feb. 15 had the lowest high temperature in the record books for the Ithaca area, according to the National Weather Service.

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The weather service’s Binghamton station, which covers the Ithaca area, said the previous record was set in 1987.

The high that day was 7 degrees, compared to the high of 6 degrees we saw yesterday. Yesteray’s high temperature came at 12:07 a.m., according to the NWS.

It’s -4 degrees in Ithaca right now. That’s cold, but it doesn’t appear to set the record for the low for today, Feb. 16, according to Wunderground.com. The Ithaca area’s previous record for this date is -25 degrees, Wunderground.com says.

Meanwhile, Syracuse.com is reporting today that Syracuse has “just blown by the record for the coldest Feb. 16 on record in Syracuse.” See that story here.

As previously noted, this deep freeze is predicted to last until tomorrow. A wind chill warning is in effect.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.