Jan 30, 2014 9:07 AM by Dave Baker
The official low temperature at Lafayette Regional Airport early Thursday morning was 19 degrees. This breaks the old record of 21 set back in 1996. This is the second record to fall in as many days. Wednesday's low temperature of 23 broke the old record of 24 set back in 1961.
The last time the temperature was below 20 degrees in Lafayette was back on February 5, 1996 when the temperature dropped to 16. 18 degree lows were recorded February 3rd and 4th of the same year.
We've had a handfull of occasions where the temperature has dropped to 20 or 21 in the past decade.