VOTE: Help us pick the worst day of winter
It’s been a long, hard winter. We’ve endured some really rotten days filled with snow and ice, single digit temperatures and below-zero wind chills. Mother Nature even threw in a few tornadoes for good measure.
But what was the very worst day of winter? We’ve pored over the record books to narrow it down to these six days. Look through the explanations below the poll and help us choose the very worst day of winter.
Our first brush with the Polar Vortex sent temperatures tumbling 41 degrees from the day before. We had a high of 26, a low of 14 and wind chills below zero. More: Hampton Roads school divisions take action to keep students safe and warm
A strong cold front spawned three confirmed tornadoes in Hampton Roads. One in the Fox Hill neighborhood of Hampton caused more than $300,000 in damage. More: Saturday tornado in Hampton caused more than $360K in damages
Another visit by the Polar Vortex sent high temperatures tumbling 31 degrees from the day before and brought us 5.6 inches of snow. More: Your photos: Late January snow
With snow still on the ground, the mercury plunged to a record low of 6 degrees. More: Record breaking cold temperatures in Hampton Roads
Overnight snow left a coating of dangerous black ice on roads in northeastern North Carolina, causing dozens of accidents. More: Drivers warned about black ice on roads in Northeastern North Carolina
Freezing rain overnight led to icy roads, closed bridges and dozens of morning accidents in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. More: Wednesday morning commute halted by icy conditions