Three records broken, 1 tied as cold grips state


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is in the grip of frigid cold that has broken at least three records and tied another.The National Weather Service's website shows temperatures fell to 5 degrees below zero in Lewisburg and 4 degrees below zero in both Bluefield and Morgantown on Monday night. All three cities broke records for Jan. 6 that were set in 1988.Parkersburg tied a record set in 1942 as the temperature fell to minus 3 degrees.Residents in many areas woke up to below-zero temperatures today. Shortly before 6 a.m., Beckley, Elkins and Lewisburg all reported minus 8 degrees.
All 55 county public school systems have cancelled classes for today.Wind chill warnings remain in effect across the state. 
Show All Comments Hide All Comments

User Comments

More News

You have read of

complimentary stories

Subscriber Login