Close, but no (frozen) banana

Crazy cold though it’s been over the past few days, we haven’t set any low-temperature records here in Stockton.

Why? Because of an even colder spell exactly 50 years ago.

Stockton’s low temperature of 24 degrees early Sunday is pretty close to typical record-low temperatures for January. But on Jan. 13, 1963, we dropped down to 19 degrees.

Only four dates on record have seen temperatures in the teens: Dec. 22 (17 degrees, set in 1990); Dec. 24 (19 degrees, 1990);  Jan. 11 (16 degrees, 1949); and Jan. 13 (19 degrees, 1963).

And with record lows for the next few days hovering around 20 degrees to 22 degrees, we’re not likely to set any new records before the cold spell snaps.

Hey, doesn’t mean we can’t complain about it.

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