Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 30, 2014

Cold records continue to fall in W.Va.


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — January’s frigid weather continues to break records across West Virginia.

Temperatures in some cities have fallen this week to their lowest levels in decades.

The National Weather Service says the temperature in Charleston dropped to a record 1 below zero Thursday morning. The previous record for Jan. 30 was 3 degrees in 1966.

Elkins also broke a record Thursday as the temperature fell to minus-11 degrees. The old record was minus-9 degrees on Jan. 30, 1985.

Wheeling broke a record on Wednesday that had stood since the 1950s. The low temperature was minus-5 degrees. The old record was 8 degrees on Jan. 29, 1952.

Parkersburg’s low on Wednesday was 11 below zero. The old record was 10 below zero on Jan. 29, 1963.