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Tuesday’s low temperature shatters 120-year-old record

It’s been a very cold start with record-breaking temperatures into the new year.

In fact, New Year’s Eve tied for the record lowest high temperature at 11 degrees, the same as New Year’s Eve in 1976.

>> 1898: Last time it was this cold, Dayton threw an epic winter carnival

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It only got colder for New Year’s Day, which set a record for the lowest high temperature in Dayton, where the high only was 5 degrees. This broke the previous lowest high of 6 degrees in 1928.

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Official records show that for January 1, the Dayton International Airport fell to 7 below zero. The record low minimum temperature for January 1 was 8 below zero, which was set back in 1968. This means we started 2018 with the second coldest morning on New Year's Day on record. 

>> Lowest temperatures since 2014 could hit this week

This morning, Jan. 2, the minimum temperature dropped to 13 below zero. This beat the old record for lowest minimum temperature, which was 5 below zero, set back in 1898. 

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Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

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