Low dips below zero in Cape

Friday, January 16, 2009

Temperatures dipped more than 50 degrees from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, according to measurements taken by the Southeast Missourian at Cape Girardeau City Hall.

Wednesday's high hit 52 degrees, while the overnight low was minus 2 degrees. The temperature was 8 degrees at 8 a.m. Thursday.

The recorded overnight low temperature at the National Weather Service observation station at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was 7 degrees.

The closest low at city hall this winter was 1 below zero Dec. 22. That temperature may have been the lowest of 2008 at city hall, though measurements couldn't be taken several days last February due to the ice storm.

In northern Missouri, lows reached 13 below zero Thursday morning, according to the Associated Press.

A low around 1 degree with wind chill values as low as minus 6 was expected Thursday night.

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