DISCUSSION: Back on February 12th, 1899, many places across both the state of Texas and the Eastern Plains experienced their coldest morning of modern record. The mercury dipped to -8 degrees Fahrenheit at Fort Worth, Texas and -22 degrees Fahrenheit at Kansas City, Missouri. The temperature at Camp Clarke, Nebraska plunged to -47 degrees Fahrenheit to establish a record for the state. The all-time record low for Oklahoma City was set. The mercury fell to a frigid -17 degrees Fahrenheit and broke the previous record low of -12 degrees Fahrenheit, which was set on the previous day. In the eastern U.S., Washington D.C. hit -15 degrees Fahrenheit, while Charleston SC received a record four inches of snow. Snow was reported in Fort Myers, Tampa, and Tallahassee in Florida. Thus, this was an impressive Arctic blast which hit many parts of the nation and consequently impacted some of the crops growing across the nation at that point in time as well. To learn more about this particular Arctic blast from all the way back in February of 1899, feel free to click here!
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