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Pittsburgh breaks record low as cold snap hits region

Tawnya Panizzi
Steven Adams | Tribune-Review
Snow covers part of downtown Tarentum on Wednesday morning.
Frigid temperatures on Nov. 13 dipped to 12 degrees, setting the record low for that date.

It’s official. The bone-chilling temperatures in the Pittsburgh region Wednesday morning broke a 108-year-old record-low for Nov. 13.

Just before 7 a.m., temperatures dropped to 12 degrees, edging past the record previously set in 1911.

National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Hendricks said the bitter snap won’t last long. Wednesday’s weather will climb into the low 30s with sunny skies in the morning before dropping into the low 20s overnight, he said.

Week-long temperatures are expected to be milder, at least through Tuesday, he said.

The frigid temperatures and lingering ice on some roads led to school delays in a handful of districts this morning, WPXI reported.

Penn Hills, Deer Lakes, Seneca, Mars and St. Joseph School in Verona all reported 2-hour delays, among others.

Tt about 5 a.m. Wednesday, temperatures hit 13 degrees and tied the record low for the day.

The National Weather Service posted on social media that the previous record low was set during a cold snap in 1911.

Wednesday’s record-tying temperature is the second in as many days, with the Pittsburgh area dipping to 17 degrees on Tuesday, matching the record low for Nov. 12.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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