Ithaca Weather Trivia
Ithaca weather record keeping has been going on since 1893, so we don't really know the exact conditions before that. But it was 100 years before that Ithaca got its name when surveyor Simeon DeWitt moved here. That was better than prior names such as 'The City' and 'Sodom.'
You might have posited devine wrath on the city of Sodom on July 9th, 1936, when the all-time high of 103 degrees farenheight was recorded in the city. The next day Ithaca felt some relief when the temperature plummeted to 102 degrees. And the day before, July 8th, it was a positively frigid 101! Five years earlier, on September 12, 1931 the previous record of 100 degrees was set.
On the other end of the temperature spectrum, the record for lowest tempreture of minus 25, originally set January 15, 1957, was tied on February 2, 1961. All in all, when Ithacans complain about the gray, moderate weather, we know it isn't so bad.
Most of the time, that is!
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