Just how cold did it get this week in Butler County?

After enduring back-to-back days of freezing conditions this week, area residents will soon get a reprieve when temperatures climb into the 60s early next week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, communities across the region saw temperatures drop to subzero levels as bitter cold settled in. Wind chill factors were between minus-20 to minus-30 degrees in Butler and Warren counties, but not a record, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The record wind chill in the Cincinnati area is minus-48 degrees and minus-53 in the Dayton area, both set on Jan. 20, 1985, according to the NWS.

Here are actual low temperatures recorded in several cities Wednesday, as reported by the National Weather Service.

Butler County

Airport: -6

Hamilton: -2

Middletown: -5

New Miami: -3

Oxford: -6

Warren County

Airport: -5

Lebanon: -8

Maineville: -7

Preble County

Eaton: -6

West Alexandria: -5

Camden: -4

SOURCE: National Weather Service


Because of the cold temperatures combined with the high winds, school districts throughout the region were closed Wednesday and Thursday and some postal service in the area was cancelled Wednesday. Several restaurants in the region also closed Wednesday.

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While the temperatures are expected to climb this weekend and into early next week, rain and possible sleet is predicted, according to Allen Randall, a meteorologist with the NWS.

The area was expected to receive one to three inches of “light, fluffy snow” Thursday night into this morning, followed by sleet, he said. Temperatures will remain in the mid-30s throughout the day. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

It will be partly cloudy with temperatures climbing into the upper 40s on Saturday. Temperatures will continue their upward trend Sunday with highs in the upper 50s under partly cloudy skies.

Showers are expected Monday morning with a 60 percent chance of precipitation and highs in the 60s.


Here are actual low temperatures recorded in several cities Wednesday, as reported by the National Weather Service.

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