In 1977, Pittsburgh Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

Winter’s been, well, pretty brutal so far this year, wouldn’t you say? Since 2018 rolled in, we’ve been dealing with below freezing temperatures, school delays and closings, and what seems like never-ending icy conditions. The temps have been so low, in fact, that when we see the high 30’s and low 40’s, it’s kind of like a heat wave. As cold as this winter has been so far, it certainly isn’t the coldest winter on record for the Burgh.

Ready for a blast from the past? Click below to hear Don Cannon and Joe DeNardo talk about the frigid temps in January of 1977. DeNardo warns of temperatures dipping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill.


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