“The coldest New Year's Eve low temperature was 8 below zero back in 1968. The Dayton-area has actually been at, or below zero only four times during that entire time frame,” Zontini said.
“The most recent ‘very’ cold night was in 1977 when we fell to zero heading into the new year. The coldest high temperature on record for New Year's Day is 6 degrees, set in 1928.”
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“This will make it one of the coldest nights we’ve seen to ring in a new year. The only time Dayton dropped below zero on New Year’s Eve were back in 1968 and 1928,” Zontini said.
On Monday, Zontini indicates temperatures are only expected to climb to 12 degrees, also one of the coldest New Year's Day forecasts.
“Stay warm and have a safe and happy New Year!”
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