January 5-7, 2014, a wide swath of subzero temperatures impacted much of the United States, from Montana eastward to New York, and southward to parts of Oklahoma and northern Alabama. Several major cities recorded their lowest temperatures in more than 20 years.
Monday, January 6, 2014, ranked as the 40th coldest day on record since 1900,
with an average temperature of 17. 9 degrees for the Lower 48. Minneapolis spent
more than 60 consecutive hours below zero and Chicago spent nearly 40 hours
below zero. January 7, 2014 set at least 49 records for daily low temperatures
across the country. The low temperature of 4 degrees in Central Park in New
York City was an all-time low for that date, and sections of Niagara Falls in
western New York froze over. Even normally warm cities in the South were
impacted. Atlanta recorded a low temperature of 6 degrees on January 7.
By Stephen M. Halbeisen, Mark Utke & Michael J. Melusky
Evaluating Subrogation Claims Arising
from the January 2014 Freeze in the
Midwest and Eastern United States