Arctic air mass pushes temperatures to 111-year low

Posted November 19, 2014

— Temperatures dropped to 19 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Wednesday morning, breaking a 111-year-old record for Nov. 19, according to the National Weather Service.

Cold air settled in across the entire state late Tuesday and early Wednesday, with temperatures ranging from upper teens in the northern counties to low 20s in the southeast.

Fayetteville's low Wednesday was 17 degrees, and temperatures dipped to 14 in both Southern Pines and Roxboro.

Daytime highs will climb into the low 40s during the afternoon under partly cloudy skies, about 20 degrees below normal for mid-November.

Overnight lows early Thursday will remain in the upper 20s, marking the beginning of a slightly warmer trend beginning for the final two days of the workweek.

Highs Thursday will be in the mid-50s, and lows will be in the upper 20s to low 30s for the next several days.

Rain is likely to arrive again on Sunday, and daytime highs will push into the upper 60s and low 70s by the beginning of next week.


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  • Rip Fowler Nov 21, 2014
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    So...Global warming is caused by greedy conservatives who WANT temperature rise, thank goodness all those liberals really WANT global cooling and they are really winning. Boy, do I feel cold.

  • Johnnylaw Nov 20, 2014

    It's methane you establishment tools, not CO2, which happens to only be, and has been for aeon, just .03% of the atmosphere. The levels of under sea methane deposits are very active and one of the largest contributors of a greenhouse effect. Blame it on us, the cows flatulence or your children's outside playtime all you want, but humans are not to blame for Earth's massive release of a gas it builds and releases just like it has for millions upon millions of years. Want to pay a tax for nothing, be my guest, but your CO2 boogyman is highly specious and flawed. Never could understand how you warmists can so gladly and blindly give away all your rights and money for flawed arguments and suspect, paid and padded scientific data. Lowering CO2 levels to nearly zero is also another great way to cause devastating effects on plant life.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 2014

    Its coldddddddddddd. So wrap up and stay warm. You will survive this like always.

  • Doug Pawlak Nov 19, 2014
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    Then go ahead and discount all the weather extremes if it makes you feel better. The rising temperatures should give you a pretty good clue that we're getting warmer.

  • Black HelicoptersNFood Insurance Nov 19, 2014

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    Since when did Raleigh's local weather effect the entire planet's climate? You do know there is a difference....right?

  • censorbait Nov 19, 2014

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    You make a wonderful link and it did not take long for you to mention earthquakes and melting tundra being related and thereby made my case. I have heard and read for the past two decades hundreds of "warmists" explaining more or less of a naturally occurring climate event being caused by warming. You made my point for me. For instance they would explain the lack of hurricanes being a result of water temps in the Pacific or those same temps being the cause if we had an active hurricane season. It's nuts, but it always makes you right no matter what.

  • icdmbpppl Nov 19, 2014

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    I've forgotten more than you know, and I hope you're not schooling anyone.

  • KnowsItAll Nov 19, 2014

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    you forgot straw man.

    any links for your assertions? I haven't seen any claim that manmade global warming is responsible for fewer tornados, or fewer hurricanes, or really anything related to earthquakes (unless the melting tundra is contributing).

    I suspect you're simply making this up, but maybe not. Links please?

  • theliberadicator Nov 19, 2014

    There's the proof, global warming is over.

    I bet the sharks told the scientists it was coming.

  • censorbait Nov 19, 2014

    With the global warming folks all things are caused by it. More tornados, fewer tornados, more hurricanes, fewer hurricanes, more warm seasons, more cool seasons, more earthquakes, fewer earthquakes, etc., are, according to them, a result of global warming. Kind of hard to lose an argument using their criteria and logic.