CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio just can't get a break from the grip of Old Man Winter.
Another blast of Arctic air sent temperatures plunging to below zero again Monday night and early Tuesday morning. This frigid air set several new records across northern Ohio.
The records began to fall just before midnight when clear skies and light winds combined to help temperatures reach their lows for the day on Monday. The National Weather Service says Cleveland set a new record low of 1 degree at 11:59 p.m. This beat the old record of 2 degrees set back on March 3, 2003. In Youngstown, the mercury plunged to -4 degrees at 11:21 p.m. Their old record was 1 degree in 2003.
At the stroke of midnight, Tuesday's records began to fall just as fast as the temperature.
By 1:46 a.m., Cleveland reached 0 degrees and beat the old record low of 2 degrees set in 1943 and 1873. New record lows were also recorded in Mansfield with 1 degree (old record: 2 degrees in 1943), Youngstown with -5 degrees (old record: 2 degrees in 1984) and the Toledo Express Airport with -4 degrees (old record: -3 degrees in 1873).
Here is a look at low temperatures at major reporting stations through 8 a.m. Tuesday morning...
- Cleveland Hopkins: 0 degrees
- Burke Lakefront Airport: 5 degrees
- Lorain/Elyria: -2 degrees
- Akron/Canton: 1 degree
- Wooster: -3 degrees
- Mansfield: 1 degree
- Youngstown: -5 degrees
- New Philadelphia: 3 degrees
- Toledo: -4 degrees