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Unusually cold air is setting records -- breaking some marks that have stood for more than a century -- for low temperatures across Alabama.

The National Weather Service reports that several record low temperatures for July 30 were shattered early Wednesday morning.

In Anniston, Wednesday morning's low of 54 was far lower than the previous record of 61 for the date, which was set in 1903.

Birmingham's low of 57 Wednesday broke the previous record of 61 from 1994.