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5 Incredible Temperature Swings

Chris Dolce | TWC
Published: January 23, 2013

Record High and Record Low in One Day

Weather Map 11/12/1911

The cold front was almost to the East Coast by the next morning with very cold high pressure taking over the middle of the country.

Oklahoma City accomplished a rare feat on November 11, 1911.

Warm air ahead of a cold front allowed the afternoon temperature that day to reach a record high of 83 degrees.

Then, the sharp cold front sliced through the Heartland and dropped temperatures in an extreme way. Just before midnight, the low temperature bottomed out at a record of 17 degrees. This is a total drop of 66 degrees from the record high to the record low.

Both of these temperature records for November 11 remain intact more than 100 years later.

Springfield, Mo. was another city that set a record high and record low on this same day in 1911.

An hour-long break for lunch would've been wild in the next city.


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