Bundle up, drip your faucets, etc…

…for tonight, Old Man Winter will be…erm…exhaling on Charleston in a major way. Let’s let the National Weather Service tell the story:

…Coldest air of the season expected tonight and then again Friday
night…

An Arctic airmass moving into the area is expected to result in the
coldest air of the season tonight…followed by an even colder night
Friday night.

Even though it is expected to not be as cold tonight as Friday
night…factoring in the wind late tonight will make it feel like
around 15 degrees above zero in most areas away from the immediate
coast.

The record low for downtown Charleston for Friday…32f set in
1977…could be eclipsed by daybreak.

The current forecast of low temperatures Saturday morning are in the
lower 20s at the Charleston and Savannah airports. Also…the record
low in downtown Charleston for Saturday is 29f…set in 1968.

If low temperatures are just a degree or two lower than currently
anticipated…Saturday morning could be the coldest in nearly two
years at the Charleston Airport and nearly 4 years at the Savannah
Airport. The record low temperatures of 22 for Saturday at
Charleston Airport and 20 at Savannah Airport that were set in 1968
have the potential to be broken.

I’m hoping to see some of the cooler weather come this way, if only to validate the correctness of the weather station — Friday night, the temperature didn’t dip under 45 degrees. Bizarre. I know it can record cooler temperatures, and it seems really unlikely that I’ve got an uber-heat island. We shall see…

J

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Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I’m looking forward to this arctic stuff. I say bring on the cold! It had to have made it below 32 at least on Wednesday morning. Everything was frozen, not just frosted that morning.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I’m looking forward to this arctic stuff. I say bring on the cold! It had to have made it below 32 at least on Wednesday morning. Everything was frozen, not just frosted that morning.

  • http://tylertomasino.com Tyler

    Brr! 20’s in Charleston?! It’s frigid up here as well, though it’s about time, we are in early December! Yesterday, Pittsburgh Int’l finally recorded it’s first snowfall of the season, the second latest ever on record (other than the 1901-’42 season), picking up officially 1″, though here at my house, we got about 2.5″. Tonight, temps will dip into the midteens, with wind chills at zero. Now, if only winter would stick around… tmeps will rise to the 50s by midweek. :(

  • http://tylertomasino.com Tyler

    Brr! 20’s in Charleston?! It’s frigid up here as well, though it’s about time, we are in early December! Yesterday, Pittsburgh Int’l finally recorded it’s first snowfall of the season, the second latest ever on record (other than the 1901-’42 season), picking up officially 1″, though here at my house, we got about 2.5″. Tonight, temps will dip into the midteens, with wind chills at zero. Now, if only winter would stick around… tmeps will rise to the 50s by midweek. :(

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    There, Jared. Your weather station does in fact go below 8°C. It’s showing 3 right now. I wonder if it does negatives… May find out tonight. Well, maybe not there on the coast, but inland here in the Creek, I think it’s already there.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    There, Jared. Your weather station does in fact go below 8°C. It’s showing 3 right now. I wonder if it does negatives… May find out tonight. Well, maybe not there on the coast, but inland here in the Creek, I think it’s already there.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Yep. Checking both days, KCHL (Waterfront Park) and I have both been very close in temperature, too, so that makes me feel better.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Yep. Checking both days, KCHL (Waterfront Park) and I have both been very close in temperature, too, so that makes me feel better.