Temperatures plunged overnight in parts of northwestern Ohio. Some areas were much colder than others.
A temperature of minus 18 degrees was recorded at Findlay Airport about 4:30 a.m. The National Weather Service and AccuWeather both get their Findlay temperature readings from the airport.
But at the same time, just a few miles away, it was minus 9 at the Findlay Water Pollution Control Center, which keeps the city’s official weather records.
A half-hour later, at 5 a.m. today, the temperature at the airport had climbed to minus 8.
Weather forecasters had predicted the overnight low in the Findlay area would be about minus 6.
Findlay’s record low for Feb. 12 is minus 20 degrees, set in 1917.
Along with the cold, snow has been a lingering issue this winter. Since November, 34 inches of snow have fallen in Findlay, according to the Water Pollution Control Center
The National Weather Service forecast for today calls for a high of 20 degrees in Hancock and adjoining counties, and a low Wednesday night of 4 degrees.