Sunrise: 7:16 AM
Sunset: 4:49 PM

Length of the day:
9 hours and 33 minutes

On this date in 1857, following a day where temperatures did not rise above –16 in Burlington and –23 in Craftsbury, readings reached their lowest figures of the 19th century. Lancaster, NH reported 55 below zero, while nearby North Stratford, NH was minus 54. In Vermont newspapers carried reports of 50 below zero in Montpelier, and 44 below in Norwich. Other extremes may have been missed because many thermometers were mercury, which freezes at 40 below zero.