It Was So Cold In Virginia In 1985, The State Experienced Its All-Time Lowest Recorded Temperature

Winters in Virginia are relatively mild, save a few bouts of below-freezing temperatures, ice, and the occasional snow. Yet the winter of 1985 was unprecedented, at least for a single day, when the state’s lowest temperature on record was experienced. We’re not just talking about below-freezing temperatures. We’re talking about extreme cold. This particular year is, without a doubt, a contender for the coldest winter in Virginia. Here’s more on the arctic outbreak that sent the state into an extreme chill.

Please note: the following photos are taken from various winters in Virginia, not necessarily the winter of 1985.

Do you happen to remember the freezing-cold day in January 1985? If so, share your thoughts with us in the comments – we would love to hear from you! For related content, check out our list of unbelievable world records set in Virginia. There are certainly a few surprises in there!

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