ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca reached a record low temperature Tuesday morning when it was 1 degree just before 7 a.m., online records show.

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The previous low temperature record for April 5 was in 1982 when it was 11 degrees, according to, which records data from the National Weather Service, dating back to 1900.

According to the weather service, temperatures began rapidly dropping after midnight, from 16 degrees around midnight to 1 degree just before 7 a.m. Within an hour, though, temperatures jumped to about 8 degrees in Ithaca and continue to climb. The predicted high temperature Tuesday is 31 degrees.

Luckily, Ithacans are dodging another bout of snow Tuesday but the reprieve will be short lived.

There’s a 40 to 80 percent chance it will start raining Wednesday night and the downpour will continue through Thursday. When temperatures drop around freezing later Thursday evening, there is a 40 percent chance for snow that could continue into Friday morning. Friday night and the rest of the weekend will also possibly see snow.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.