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Data Check: Comparing St. Louis Temps To Previous Lows

Snow snarled traffic in St. Louis on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

Updated January 7, 2014 with century record graphs.

The National Weather Service says the temperature reached 8 degrees below zero Monday,  this cold snap marks first time Lambert Airport has recorded a negative air temperature since 1999.

Here's a visualization of daily minimum temperatures in St. Louis for the past 30 years. Scroll down over the calendar to see later years, and hover over an individual day to see the minimum temperature recorded that day at Lambert Airport.

Below that look at three decades of lows, find what days set the records for lowest lows.

It's been cold, but not all-time record cold

Data from the National Climatic Data Center

Brent is the data visual specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.

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