A temperature record that stood for more than 130 years has fallen at Cleveland-Hopkins.
The temperature for Cleveland, as measured at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, started out just after midnight at 11 degrees F below zero, breaking a record set on January 7, 1884 of 7 degrees below zero.
Record breaking temperatures were also measured at the Akron-Canton Airport and the Mansfield-Lahm Regional Airport.
In the Akron-Canton area, temperatures started out at 11 degrees below zero, breaking a record of 5 degrees below zero, set on January 7, 1942. Mansfield-Lahm Regional Airport recorded a temperature of 13 degrees below zero, breaking the previous record of 7 degrees F below zero, breaking a previous record of 7 degrees below zero, set on January 7, 1940.
Along with the record breaking temperatures, wind chills approached 40 degrees below zero during the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. The cold weather combined with the windy conditions have led to a Wind Chill Warning for Northeast Ohio. Fortunately, the Wind Chill Warning will expire Wednesday morning, a sign of warmer weather moving into the region.