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Tuesday’s minus 3 reading ties record set in 1943

March doesn’t get much colder in Buffalo than it did Tuesday morning. The official temperature at the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga dropped to minus 3 degrees at 2:44 a.m., tying a record for March 4 set in 1943.

It was the sixth below-zero day the Weather Service registered this winter and the second time a record low was tied. The winter’s coldest reading was a record-tying minus 5 on Jan. 7. The all-time low for this month came 30 years ago – minus 7 on March 8, 1984.

Chances are this is the last below-zero night Western New York will see for a while. Temperatures are supposed to climb into the 20s today, accompanied by scattered snow showers, followed by nighttime lows between 5 and 10. Highs of 30 or better, along with sunny skies, are predicted for Thursday and Friday.

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