Dayton was its coldest ever 119 years ago today. Here are its 10 frostiest days.


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The coldest day ever in Dayton was Feb. 13, 1899, when the temperature was minus-28 degrees.

On this date 119 years ago, Dayton was as cold as it has ever been.

The low temperature that day was minus-28 degrees, which remains a record for any day in Dayton (recorded since 1893).

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Here are the 10 coldest days in Dayton history, according to the National Weather Service:

(Note that one of those, from Jan. 17, 1977, was part of a miserable weather month in the Miami Valley, which we covered in depth recently.)

1. -28 degrees on Feb. 13, 1899 

2. -25 degrees on Jan. 19, 1994 

3. -25 degrees on Jan. 18, 1994 

4. -24 degrees on Jan. 20, 1985 

5. -22 degrees on Feb. 10, 1899 

6. -21 degrees on Jan. 17, 1977 

7. -21 degrees on Feb. 9, 1899 

8. -20 degrees on Dec. 22, 1989 

9. -20 degrees on Jan. 21, 1984 

10. -19 degrees on Jan. 24, 1963

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