This winter has been quite warm. Some might even categorize it as "extreme" in terms of warmth. After all, we hit 82 degrees Thursday tying a daily record high. Thursday was also one of the top 10 warmest February days in Little Rock weather history.
The pendulum can swing in a different direction as well. In case you don't know, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was February 13th, 1905, when the mercury dropped to a bone chilling -29 degrees near Gravette, Arkansas.
I decided to head down to the Butler Center in downtown Little Rock and find some old stories from the Arkansas Gazette about that incredible cold weather. I found some awesome stories in the next days paper (Feb. 14th). It's funny as well. They were making fun of the weather man more than 100 years ago! It's a must read! Special thanks to Glenn Whaley at the Butler Center for helping get this put together! They have a great staff over there!
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Update... I found some of the actual weather maps from the "U.S Weather Bureau". Enjoy!
|This is the actual weather map showing an area of low pressure near Maine with a cold front extending southward into the Gulf of Mexico. Cold high pressure is settling into the central United States.|