2014 Kicked Off with a Record Breaking Cold January

As January comes to an end, it will likely go in the record books. With single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, the News & Advance reports the region has seen 21 days this month with overall temperatures that have been below average — some as many as 20 degrees or more below average. The Polar Vortex earlier in the month shattered records across the state. According to the National Weather Service on January 7, the low for Lynchburg was 2-degrees which crushed the 1912 record of 10 degrees. According to the article, February is expected to start on a warmer note, with the forecast for Saturday calling for a high temperature in the upper 50s and a low that will be above freezing.

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