Record low for today

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There is a new record low in the book for February 11th.  Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says it dropped to 21 below zero this morning and that broke the record of 16 below set in 1895.

This is the 7th day this month with below zero weather.   Blaess said today is  the 28th day with zero or below temperature this winter season and the most since the 1978-79 winter when there were 31 days with zero or below weather.

The weather observer also calculated that through the first eleven days of the month the average temperature is about 22 degrees under the normal average.  Also through the first eleven days the average low has about        five below zero.

The warmest day this month has been February first with a high of 22 according to Blaess.