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Record Cold Hits Omaha

Another Cold Front On The Way
Posted at 9:37 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 23:38:45-05

It has been a COLD weekend across the Heartland! We're not just talking a normally chilly early November, we are talking record cold!

Friday evening, Omaha dropped into the teens for the first time since early April, but we didn't stop there! Late Friday night, just before midnight, we tied the record low temperatures for November 9th at Eppley Airfield.

The record low of 14 was first set in 1973, but now we can add 2018 to the record book too.

Normally we set the low for the day in the early morning, within an hour or two of sunrise, but a record low can be set in any part of the 24-hour day, like this one.

By Saturday morning, November 10th, Omaha's Eppley bottomed out at 12 degrees. That made for our coldest weather since February 21st, when we hit 7 degrees.

The low of 12 actually fell short of the date's record low, which is a FRIGID 2 degrees, set in 1986. Many surrounding cities fell into the single digits.

As wind speeds picked up Saturday morning, Omaha's wind chill hit 1 degree!

Don't worry, warmer weather (I guess we can call 50s warmer now), is on the way late in the workweek. Sadly, that is after another cold front hits. The worst of that cold will come Tuesday morning when we could struggle to stay in the double digits again.