That's a new record! At 16 degrees Fahrenheit, Tuesday's low temperature breaks a 98-year-old record

Posted at 3:40 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 03:40:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On the heels of Buffalo's record breaking snowfall on Monday, the National Weather Service says Buffalo's low temperature for Tuesday broke a record, nearly 100 years in the making!

After 7 First Alert Meteorologist Aaron Mentkowski predicted some potential record-breaking cold temperatures for this week, Tuesday's low temperature in Buffalo at 16 degrees Fahrenheit, knocks off the previous record of 22 degrees set on November 12th, 1921.

The cold temperatures set a 'Code Blue' for homeless people in the City of Buffalo.

Here's what happened the last time Buffalo's low temperature was 22 degrees Fahrenheit on November 12th:

  • Warren G. Harding was in office as the 29th President of the United States
  • That day, Harding began a disarmament conference in Washington, known as the Washington Naval Conference
  • Alaska and Hawaii were not states yet
  • Buffalo's population was slightly over 500,000 people