If the temperature at Raleigh-Durham International Airport does not go above freezing by 5 p.m. Saturday, we'll set a record for the number of consecutive hours at or below freezing. The old record is 159 hours set January 10-15, 1982.
We're forecasting a high of 29 Saturday, so if our forecast verifies, we'll set a new record for length of time below 32 in the Triangle.
We're about to make history! It looks like we'll set a new record number of hours below freezing @RDUAirport tomorrrow at 5PM. Not a record to celebrate, but impressive! #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/icqJMcgD7V— Chris Hohmann (@HohmannABC11) January 5, 2018
And if we don't get above freezing tomorrow, it'll be late Sunday before we inch above the freezing mark.
So we may not only beat the old record of 159 hours, we may smash it. A truly historical cold wave!