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January 24, 2014

Frigid temps taxing resources, utilities

Though not record-breaking, frigid temps taxing resources, utilites

GOSHEN — It’s been a bitterly cold January, but likely not a record-breaking one.

According to Courtney Obergfell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Northern Indiana office, the average temperature in Goshen for January so far has been 18.5 degrees. However, while undeniably cold, that average is not the coldest on record for the Goshen area in recent years.

“Our records for Goshen go back to 2001, and for that period of record, this January would be in the top five coldest,” Obergfell said from her office Friday afternoon. “The coldest January on record for Goshen was 2009, and that was 14.6 degrees on average.”

Comparatively, Obergfell said the records for South Bend, which go back over 100 years, indicate this January will likely fall within the top 15 coldest for the city.

“Those figures will likely change a little bit in the next week, but most of this area is in that 18 to 19 degree average for the whole month right now,” Obergfell said. “So we’ll likely not see any broken records for the month, but it has definitely been the coldest we’ve seen in a while around here.”

And according to Obergfell, the Goshen area is likely not going to see much of a respite from cold weather until well into next week.

“It looks like the coldest air this week will come in around Monday and into early Wednesday,” Obergfell said. “So Monday we’ll see highs in the single digits, and Monday night we could see lows in the negative double digits, so around -10 degrees or below. Then the highs on Tuesday will be right around 0 degrees, and then Tuesday night will likely be below 0 again, somewhere in the -5 to -10 degrees range.”

Heading into Wednesday, Obergfell said temperatures should start heading back up into the single digits above 0, with the weather starting to warm up into the low 20s heading into Thursday.

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