5 Cities With Wild Temperatures Swings to Start 2014

By Chris Dolce
Published: January 10, 2014

Rapid Weather Changes to Start 2014

For many cities in the East, rapidly changing temperatures have been a common theme during the start of 2014. The latest temperature swing will arrive this weekend with many cities climbing 10 to 20 degrees above average.

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Starting with Boston below, let's take a look at a few of the rapid changes some cities have dealt with since Jan. 1.


Beantown has seen it all from heavy snow and frigid temperatures at the start of the month, to highs 20 degrees above average a few days later, and a return to frigid conditions shortly thereafter.

(Average High: 36 degrees | Average Low: 22 degrees)

  • Frigid (Jan 2, 3, 4): Low temperature of just 2 degrees on Jan. 2, 3, and 4. Winter Storm Hercules also left behind 15.1 inches of snow on Jan. 2-3. 
  • Mild (Jan. 6): High of 56 degrees at about 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6. A 54-degree rise from the morning of Jan. 4
  • Frigid (Jan 7, 8): Temperature of 12 degrees about 18-hours later on Jan. 7 at 8:00 a.m. (total drop of 44 degrees). This was followed by a low of 7 degrees on the morning of Jan. 8.
  • Mild Forecast (Jan. 11): Highs in the 50s expected this weekend, though accompanied by rain. Temperatures remain above average into early next week.

(MORE: Boston Forecast)

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