Augusta Sets Record for Cold Streak

Although no record lows were tied or broken during the cold snap we’ve endured since Christmas, a record was set for the duration of unusually cold weather.

According to the National Weather Service Office in Columbia, S.C., Augusta has set a new record for consecutive days when temperatures dipped to 20° or lower.

For seven days straight, starting on Jan. 1, low temperatures at Augusta Regional Airport have been at 20° or colder, which sets a new all-time record for the Augusta area for how long temperatures have been that cold.

Augusta didn’t see any snow, but some areas of the southeastern CSRA did see a few flakes to a light accumulation on Jan. 3.

Observed Morning Low Temperatures for Augusta

Date Low
Jan. 1 19°
Jan. 2 16°
Jan. 3 20°
Jan. 4 17°
Jan. 5 16°
Jan. 6 17°
Jan. 7 14°

So, 2018 is starting off with a bang weatherwise! The year already holds the distinction of the longest stretch of consecutive days when temperatures dipped to 20° or below. Weather records for Augusta go back to the late 1800s.

[Related: When is the Coldest Time of Year?]

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