Boston Has Coldest Valentine’s Day Ever Recorded

A couple walks hand-in-hand through the snow in Exeter Street in the Back Bay during a winter blizzard in Boston, Massachusetts, United States February 15, 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Snyder/Reuters)
A couple walks hand-in-hand through the snow in Exeter Street in the Back Bay during a winter blizzard in Boston, Massachusetts, United States February 15, 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

As of 3 a.m., Boston shattered the record for the coldest Valentine’s Day recorded.

According to meteorologist Hayden Frank of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Boston temperatures dropped to minus-8 degrees, making Sunday the coldest day in the city since 1957.

The low temperatures, accompanied by wind chills ranging between minus-25 and minus-40 degrees, mean that frostbite can set in within 10 minutes, Frank said.

Sunday’s temperatures are expected to reach a high of 10 degrees, likely setting a record low high for the day.

Frank said Valentine’s night in the city will be in the single digits, whereas the outlying suburbs will be “well below zero again.”

The good news?

“It’ll be a calm cold,” Frank said, explaining that Sunday night’s temperatures will not be accompanied by wind chills.

Monday’s temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 20s, Frank said, with maybe a brief period of snow in the evening.

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SOURCE: The Boston Globe, Aimee Ortiz