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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Top Ten Lowest Daily Minimum Temperatures

ARTESIA 6S (290600)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1905-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   -20.0  1/11/1962
  2   -16.0  1/12/1962
  3   -13.0  12/15/1987
  4   -11.0  12/9/1978, 12/24/1953, 1/11/1918, 1/8/1913
  8   -10.0  11/30/1976, 11/29/1976, 1/21/1918

*Note: Artesia's Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature occurred
on Feb 8, 1933 when a reading of -35F was recorded.
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CARLSBAD (291469)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1900-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   -17.0  2/8/1933
  2   -16.0  1/11/1962
  3   -13.0  2/9/1933
  4    -7.0  1/11/1918
  5    -6.0  1/5/1972, 2/1/1951, 1/12/1918
  8    -5.0  2/13/1905
  9    -4.0  12/24/1953, 1/4/1947
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CARLSBAD CAVERN CITY AP (291475)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1930-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   -18.0  1/11/1962
  2   -10.0  2/8/1933
  3    -4.0  2/4/2011, 12/15/1987, 12/29/1983, 2/1/1951
  7    -3.0  1/20/1963
  8    -2.0  2/2/1985, 1/10/1977, 1/5/1972
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HOBBS (294026)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1913-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    -7.0  1/11/1962, 1/11/1918
  3    -5.0  1/24/1915
  4    -3.0  1/28/1948, 1/4/1947, 1/22/1918
  7    -2.0  2/2/1985, 1/29/1948, 1/21/1918, 1/12/1918
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TATUM (298713)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1919-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   -32.0  2/8/1933
  2   -16.0  1/13/1963, 1/11/1962
  4   -15.0  2/1/1951, 2/9/1933
  6   -11.0  1/2/1979, 1/5/1971, 1/10/1930
  9   -10.0  1/13/1964, 1/29/1948
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Roswell Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Extremes
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees F)
Days: 1/1 - 12/31
Length of period: 1 day
Years: 1893-2011

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   -29.0  2/13/1905
  2   -24.0  1/11/1962, 2/8/1933
  4   -22.0  1/13/1963
  5   -20.0  2/12/1905
  6   -19.0  1/8/1913
  7   -16.0  1/22/1966
  8   -15.0  1/18/1949, 2/7/1933
10   -14.0  2/16/1895

Only periods with no missing data were evaluated.
Official data and data for additional locations and years are available from the Regional Climate Centers and the National Climatic Data Center.

Copy Of The Artesia, New Mexico Climate Coop Station
Monthly  Records For February, 1933.

The High Temp For The Day Was 7F, The Low Was -35F.
At 6 PM The Temp Was -16F.

I Have A Copy Of The News Paper Arcticle That Was Printed In
 The Artesia Advocate That Month, Which Details This Historic
Event. You Can Read The Quotes From That Article By Going To
The Link List In The Right Hand Column Of This Web Page, And
Clicking On "Coldest Day In SE NM History". 

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