Record cold in Indianapolis

NewImageRecords shattered farther north.

2 Jan 2018 – The temperature in Indianapolis dropped to -12°F (-24C) this morning, tying the previous record for the date set in 1887. Meanwhile, the mercury about 62 miles northwest in Lafayette plunged to -19F (-28C), shattering the previous record of -5F (-21C) for the date set in 1979.

Farther south, a hard freeze hit much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, dropping to 8F (-13C) near Cullman, Alabama, 20F (-7C) in Mobile, Alabama, 13F (-11C) in Atlanta, and to 2F (-17C) at a weather station at Toccoa, Georgia.