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Published: Wednesday, 4/16/2014 - Updated: 7 months ago

Morning low temperature of 19 degrees sets new record for April 16 cold in Toledo

BLADE STAFF

Toledo has broken the daily low temperature record, with 19 degrees registered at 7:35 a.m. today at Toledo Express Airport. It breaks the record of 20 degrees on this date in 1875.

The average low for April 16 in the area is 29 degrees, according to AccuWeather Inc., a private forecasting service based in State College, Pa.

Temperatures for the rest of the day will climb, with highs in the mid-40s, but dipping to the low-30s tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 60s; by the afternoon it will become breezy with winds up to 15 mph and lows in the low to mid-30s. 

While the National Weather Service reported just an inch of snow at the airport Tuesday morning, Toledo’s official weather-reporting station, local meteorologist Jay Berschback said higher snowfalls fell elsewhere — particularly east and south of the city. Close to 4 inches fell in parts of Huron County, he said.

The airport’s inch brought Toledo’s official record-breaking season snowfall to 86.3 inches, more than 13 inches higher than the old mark of 73.1 inches from 1977-78. It was the first measurable snow on Tax Day in Toledo since 2007, when 0.8 inch fell at Toledo Express, according to the National Climatic Data Center.



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