2014 Arctic Air Outbreak: Observations & Records

Forecast Update

  • Tuesday Highs: Around 20
  • Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning Lows: 10-15
  • Wednesday Highs: Around 40 (reach 32 around noon)

Climate Normals & Records

Huntsvillle Normals (30-Year Averages 1981-2010): 
Low: 31.7   High: 50.8  

Muscle Shoals Normals:
Low: 31.2   High: 50.1

Huntsville Record Lows:

Low - January 6 (Monday) 10 (1959) BROKEN - 2014 Low: 8
Low Maximum (cold high) - January 6 25 (1924) TIED - 2014 High: 25
Low - January 7 (Tuesday) 5 (1912) BROKEN - 2014 Low: 4
Low Maximum - January 7 19 (1970) Forecast: 21
Low - January 8 (Wednesday) 2 (1942) Forecast: 13

Muscle Shoals Record Lows:

Low - January 6 0 (1924) 2014 Low: 10
Low Maximum  - January 6 16 (1924) 2014 High: 24
Low - January 7 0 (1924) 2014 Low: 7
Low Maximum - January 7 19 (1970) Forecast: 21
Low - January 8 1 (1942) Forecast: 13
 

Climate Statistics

Last Sub-Freezing High Temperature:
Huntsville (31) & Muscle Shoals (31): January 13, 2011

Last Single-Digit Low Temperature:
Huntsville (8) & Muscle Shoals (7): January 14, 2011
(Note: both occurred in the wake of the January 9-10, 2011 snow event)

Last Low Temperature of 5 or Below:
Huntsville: January 24, 2003
Muscle Shoals: February 5, 1996 (MSL data from 1996 are incomplete)

Last Sub-Zero Low Temperature:
Huntsville: December 23, 1989 (-3) and December 22, 1989 (-3)
(Sub-zero temperatures have occurred 24 times on record since 1894.)
Muscle Shoals: December 23, 1989 (-5) and December 22, 1989 (-3)
(Sub-zero temperatures have occurred 31 times on record since 1890.)

Last High Temperature of 20 or Below:
Huntsville: February 4, 1996 (13)
Muscle Shoals: December 23, 1989 (17)

All-Time Record Coldest Temperature:
Huntsville: January 30, 1966 and January 21, 1985 (-11)
Muscle Shoals: February 14, 1905 (-13)

 
 
 

Huntsville & Muscle Shoals Winter Record Graphs

The chart above shows the lowest high temperature recorded at the Muscle Shoals Airport between December and February from 1984 through 2014.

The chart above shows the lowest high temperature recorded at the Huntsville International Airport between December and February from 1984 through 2014.

The chart above shows the lowest minimum temperatures recorded at the Muscle Shoals Airport between December and February from 1984 through 2014.

The chart above shows the lowest minimum temperatures recorded at the Huntsville International Airport between December and February from 1984 through 2014.


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