Charlie Wilson wrote on Examiner.com today about historical meteorological events that have taken place on January 24th. Here’s what I learned:
On this day in 1857, -50° temperatures were reported in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The temperature was -30° in Boston.
The U.S. record for a 24 hour temperature drop occurred on January 24, 1916. The temperatures in Browning, Montana plunged 100 degrees in one day.
Another 24 hour record on this 24th day occurred in 1935 when 52 inches of snow fell in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
A few years ago (on a brief escape from cold weather) I met an ex-pat living in Mexico City. She told me she was from New York but had also resided for a short time in Boston.
“You’ve got the most extreme climate I’ve ever witnessed,” she said. “Ninety degrees in summer and slicker than a whore. And forget the winters, those nor’easters are enough to freeze the eyebrows off your face. Or bury you in snow.”
She’s lived in Mexico a long time. Long enough to have once been friends with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
But not long enough to forget the weather she left behind.
For more information on January 24 weather, see: http://www.examiner.com/article/weather-history-january-24-record-temps-storms-snow-ice-wind-flooding-1?cid=rss