Daytime highs in Scottsbluff, Neb., this week are forecast mostly in the 50s.
But early February typically is a brutal time of year in the Nebraska Panhandle.
On this date in 1899, Scottsbluff recorded its lowest temperature on record — the mercury bottomed out at 46 degrees below zero.
In 1949, Feb. 6 brought to an end 23 consecutive days in Scottsbluff in which highs did not climb above freezing.
On Friday, Scottsbluff will mark the anniversary of the beginning of a storm that brought the city its greatest snowfall total.
Over two days in 1894, 28 inches of snow fell. Feb. 8 brought 16 inches and Feb. 9 brought 12 inches. The total hasn't been surpassed in Scottsbluff.
There is a bright spot in the record books. Feb 11 is Scottsbluff's record for all-time warmest February day. In 1962, the mercury reached 77 on that date.
Source: National Weather Service, Cheyenne, Wyo., office