Record-breaking high temperatures may continue this week in the Miami Valley
Saturday was Cincinnati’s warmest Christmas on record. The National Weather Service in Wilmington confirmed temperatures reached 69 degrees Fahrenheit.
A record high temperature for Christmas Day has been set in Cincinnati, where the temperature reached 69 degrees, breaking the old record of 66 set in 1893. This is the highest temperature recorded in Cincinnati on 12/25 since records have been kept there (1871).— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) December 25, 2021
This year’s high temperatures on Christmas day in the Queen City broke the record from over 100 years ago. Back in 1893, It reached 66 degrees. On the other hand, the lowest-ever Christmas Day temperature in Cincinnati was in 1983, at twelve degrees below zero.
In Dayton, no records were broken. But it was still about 20 degrees above the average temperature (39 degrees Fahrenheit) for this time of year.
The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to remain above normal for a few more days. In fact, the federal agency predicts possible record high temperatures today in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.
Record high Christmas temperatures were also recorded in Louisville and across the state of Kentucky.
Environmental reporter Chris Welter is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.