16° Below January 28 1940 Coldest Day In Cullman Recorded History

by | Jan 28, 2018 | Extreme Weather, Get Smart, Weather

16° Below January 28 1940 Coldest Day In Cullman Recorded History

The mercury dropped to a never before (or since) recorded level of -16 degrees on this day in 1940.

The day before (January 27th), the temperature dropped to -12 degrees in Cullman County (2nd lowest in history).

Across the northern hemisphere, the January of 1940 was one of the coldest months ever documented.

The Tennessee Valley circa-January 1940 was consumed by a cold, snowy pattern. Multiple waves of heavy snow pummeled Cullman County with well over a foot of snow piling up by the end of the month.

This was the same year that Lake Guntersville froze due to an extended period of sub-freezing temperatures.

Smith Lake did not exist in 1940. If it did, it would have frozen as well.

Bill Murray of Alabama Wx Weather Blog has an excellent report on this record cold spell: https://www.alabamawx.com/?p=14778

16° Below January 28 1940 Coldest Day In Cullman Recorded History

images by: Alabama Pioneers, Bill Murray, WHNT

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