We have a record!! The official Cleveland temperature reached a record low of 12 degrees below zero at 5:32 AM on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
It was the sixth day of below-zero temperatures in Cleveland this year. That's twice the average number of sub-zero days for an entire year! As climate change hits North America, more severe weather like this can be expected. Last year, there were 10 below-zero days in Cleveland -- including two days when the temperature was 11 below.
Sunday was the coldest day in Cleveland since it was 13 degrees below zero on January 16, 2009. Just a dozen days in the last half century were colder than February 15, including the record of 20 degrees below zero set on January 19, 1994.