Frozen Mississippi River at St. Louis, Eads Bridge, historical

Arctic Temperatures Bring Hard Times to St. Louis: February 1, 1899

Extreme cold temperatures were gripping St. Louis on this date in 1899, so much so that a report in the Kansas City Journal claimed five St. Louisans had succumbed to the cold the day before. It was reported that temperatures hadn’t gone higher than 1 degree Fahrenheit.

Freezing Temperatures in St. Louis

On December 24, 1872, a 20˚ below zero temperature was recorded for St. Louis.