January 26, 1950 – One Of The Most Extreme Days On Record

On January 26, 1950 the US had a temperature range of 153 degrees. It was 96F at Rio Grande City, Texas and -57F at Chester, Montana. The coldest temperature in Texas was 4F, so that state had a spread of 92 degrees. Fourteen states were over 80 degrees and twenty-three states were over 70 degrees.

26 Jan 1950, 8 – Intelligencer Journal at Newspapers.com

TX 96
FL 86
MS 85
GA 85
LA 84
AR 83
AL 83
SC 83
NC 81
OK 80
KY 80
PA 80
WV 80
VA 80
TN 79
MD 79
IN 78
OH 77
NJ 76
DE 76
MO 75
IL 74
NY 74
MA 69
CT 69
MI 67
ME 64
NH 64
AZ 63
CA 63
RI 63
NM 62

    High  Low  Range
TX   96     4   92
MT   34   -57   91
MI   67   -18   85
MO   75    -9   84
IN   78    -3   81
OK   80     1   79
AZ   63   -13   76
UT   49   -25   74
CO   45   -28   73
AR   83    11   72
IL   74     2   72
NM   62    -8   70
CA   63    -3   66
NV   48   -17   65
WY   39   -26   65
SD   32   -32   64
NE   32   -31   63
WA   39   -23   62
WI   38   -22   60
KS   32   -27   59
IA   32   -24   56
OH   77    23   54
OR   49    -4   53
MN   17   -34   51
ID   34   -16   50
KY   80    30   50
ME   64    14   50
PA   80    30   50

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