Coldest start in almost 5 months… frosty for some

Columbus (WCMH) – A very chilly start this morning as temps dipped to their coldest readings since May 16th when the low dipped to freezing.   For the record, the temps here in Columbus fell to 41, which is only 6 below normal, and still a dozen above normal.

Since official temperature gauges are not set on the ground, or on top of a car or other metal surfaces, it is possible to see frost when temps dip as low as they did last night, even though many thermometers didn’t see 32 degrees.


Here are some of the coldest readings recorded this morning in our area:



With clear skies, dry air, and calm conditions, Central Ohio saw some of the coldest temps in the state.  Here is a list of many of the cold readings across our area:


  • 43°  Bellefontaine
  • 43°  Washington Court House
  • 41°  Johnstown (Jason)
  • 41°  Columbus (Airport, Official)
  • 40°  Columbus (North of Downtown, Pam)
  • 40°  Coshocton
  • 40°  Columbus (Ohio State Airport)
  • 40°  Circleville
  • 40°  Grove City (39.6°  Steve)
  • 39°  Bucyrus
  • 39°  McConnellsville
  • 39°  Mount Vernon
  • 38°  Columbus (WCMH)
  • 38°  Piketon
  • 37°  Columbus (Bolton Field)
  • 37°  Logan
  • 37°  London
  • 36°  Marion
  • 36°  West Jefferson
  • 35°  Athens
  • 35°  Chillicothe
  • 35°  Lancaster
  • 35°  Marysville
  • 35°  McArthur
  • 35°  Zanesville
  • 34°  Newark
  • 34°  Sunbury
  • 33°  Jelloway (Wes)
  • 32°  Delaware


If you ever have questions about cold temps, frost, freeze, or any other type of weather, send me an email:

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