Atypical cold in Columbia won’t go away anytime soon

jholleman@thestate.comJanuary 23, 2014 

20090130 Record cold


Late January lows in Columbia average around 34 degrees.

This obviously isn’t a typical January.

As if the lows of 27 on Wednesday and 22 on Thursday weren’t bad enough, the long-range forecast by includes only one day in the next 10 with a low temperature greater than 34. The forecast lows those days: 21, 24, 27, 37, 27, 21, 26, 31, 32, 32.

After the frigid spell in early January dropped temperatures to 13 on Jan. 7, things warmed up to 69 three days later. But this time around, there’s no rebound to relative warmth in sight.

For those wishing for snow, the highest rain chance in that period is 10 percent on Jan. 30, according to

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