The Frigid 48: U.S. Average Temperature 11 deg. F

January 7th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

As predicted here ten days ago, portions of all of the Lower 48 states are below 32 deg. F at 6 a.m. EST this morning (animation here):

Surface temperature and wind patterns at 6 a.m. January 7, 2017.

The spatial average temperature over the Lower 48 at 6 a.m. is 11 deg. F, which is fully 9 deg. (!) colder than at any time last winter (20 deg. F) which occurred twice in January of 2016.

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