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.