Big variation on New Year’s Day with -30 Minnesota to 80 in Georgia, 1st snow for Tucson in 6 yrs

Written by on January 2, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments

There was two very different air masses separating the US as we commenced 2019. While looking and feeling like winter across a large swathe from Montana to Minnesota and from Arizona to Texas and points in between, it was more like spring from Florida to Rhode Island.

On the final day of 2018, temps were stuck in the -10s over many parts of North Dakota at 1pm CT.

The -10s during the PM hours set the stage for a frigid open to 2019 across North Dakota/Minnesota.

Slight moderation arrived during New Year’s Day afternoon for the western Plains.

Credit: AccuWeather

9am temps on New Years morning were brutal across particularly the North and Central US with air as low as -30, wind chill as low as -40.

Credit: WeatherMatrix

Credit: WeatherMatrix

Feeling like -43 in Intl Falls.

Just a SLIGHT difference for the 2019 ball drop compared to a year ago in Times Square.

Credit: AccuWeather

The cold Out West helped bring Tucscon’s first measurable snowfall in nearly 6 years.

The New Year kicked off VERY mild up the East Coast.

The afternoon turned almost summer-like for parts of Georgia.

As for today, the 2nd, the arctic air continues to push southwestwards.

Featured image: Pete C. Rodriguez Jr @fivestarprodj

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