Today the temps here in our area of Minnesota dropped down to 16 below zero degrees farenheit. That's right, negative 16. Let me tell you, even for me – a Minnesotan born and bred – that is cold. They're saying the wind chill has gotten to -45.
Weather fact for here in Minnesota:
The coldest temperature in recorded weather history in the Twin Cities in the modern day (since 1891) is -34 in January, 1936. The pioneer record: -41 on Jan. 21, 1888! (source: Pete Boulay, Minnesota State Climatology Office)
So we didn't get a record today for cold, but its close enough for my taste. Brrrr.