Record-breaking weather may not be over this week

Monday’s weather conditions broke several records for Dayton and Cincinnati.

In Dayton, a new record for the lowest high temperature was set at 11 degrees. That beat the previous record of 13 degrees set back in 1958.

The Cincinnati area set two temperature records, including a new record low of minus 7 degrees and a record lowest high of 13 degrees. Cincinnati also set a record for the amount of snow that fell: 6.3 inches, which beat the previous record of 3.5 set back 1993.

The snow storm was just enough to push the Dayton region over the average snowfall for the month.

At the Dayton International Airport, 1.2 inches of snow was recorded, bringing the total accumulation to 3.9 for the month.

Although this is slightly above the monthly average, it’s well below the 9.3 inches of snow recorded last February.

Another blast of arctic air means the record-breaking may not be over this week.

On Wednesday, we are forecasting a high in the single digits that would beat the current record for the lowest high temperature previously set in 1936, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Carrieann Marit.

“We are expecting our temperatures to stay below seasonal norms through the end of the week,” Marit said.

On a brighter note, we are about 30 days away from spring.

Snow Total from Feb. 16 (in inches)

Beavercreek: 2

Bellbrook: 3.3

Brookville: 3

College Corner: 2.1

Dayton International Airport: 1.2

Eaton: 1.5- 3

Englewood: 1.3

Hamilton: 3

Huber Heights: 1.5

Lebanon: 3

Springfield: 1.3

Xenia: 3

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