Knoxville's coldest day since 2003, but it's no record

By: Brian Gregory, Email
By: Brian Gregory, Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- It's teeth-chattering cold out there. But not cold enough to set a record. According to the National Weather Service, on January 16, 1972, it was one degree above zero.

But, when we hit five degrees above zero Friday, we recorded the lowest temperature in Knoxville since January 24th, 2003. It was four degrees that day.

In case you're wondering, the last time we hit zero was 1996, and the record low for Knoxville was minus 24. We really froze that day: January 21st, 1985!

It was Inauguration Day for President Ronald Reagan.

Do you remember that day? Talk about it in our comments.

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