Associated Press Published

Record Low Temperatures Set Across State


Frigid temperatures that followed heavy rains and snow have set several records across West Virginia.

The National Weather Service says the thermometer in Elkins bottomed out at 10 below zero Friday morning, breaking the March 6 record of zero set in 1901.

In Clarksburg, the temperature dipped to 3 below, smashing the mark of 7 above set in 1960.

Huntington’s low of zero broke the record of 5 above set in 1960 and Parkersburg hit 3 above to eclipse a record that stood since 1960.

Charleston’s reading of 5 above broke a 98-year-old record.