As of 6:30 Wednesday morning, the temperature in Buffalo lowered to 15 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time, breaking a record held since November 13th, 1986, when the temperature was 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here's what was going on, the last time 16 degrees was the low temperature for Buffalo, on November 13th, 1986:
- Ronald Reagan was in the middle of his second term as the 40th President of the United States
- The Buffalo Bills beat the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier that week 7-3, recording their third of four wins on the season
- The Buffalo Sabres were in the middle of an eight game losing streak, after they fired Scotty Bowman as head coach a week earlier
- James Griffin was right in the middle of his 16-year tenure as Buffalo Mayor