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Top-5 Coldest Temperatures Today: When Will We Warm?

6 Jan 2014, 11:09 am


A number of cities had forecasted highs for today in the top 5 of all time.

Here are just a few:

1. Minneapolis (rivaling 3rd place, which is -17)

2. Chicago (rivaling 3rd place, which is -8)

3. St. Louis (rivaling 3rd place, which is -3)

We’ll tabulate the numbers this evening and I’m sure today will go down as one of the coldest days in the continental United States in recorded history.


This is a good friend of mine, Gene, who taught me how to windsurf. He has a faux palm tree and is pretending to be in Hawaii while it was -23°



I am!  But when will things start to warm up?

Let’s look ahead.

We start with Wednesday.  The upper Midwest still looks cold – but the rest of the nation is starting to thaw out.

Here are Wednesday’s highs:


Still close to zero or below zero for highs over the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Let’s keep hunting.

Thursday looks a bit warmer:



Finally above zero for highs!  Those purple shades indicate teens ABOVE zero for highs, and look toward places like Atlanta & New Orleans: 50s or 60s!

Last, but not least – I present to you, Friday’s temperatures.



Those are 20s and 30s for the upper Midwest.  60s along the Gulf Coast.  Even a few 70s sprinkled in.  Anybody have some frequent flyer miles they’d be willing to share?

Stay warm & make sure to send any pictures or videos to us at WeatherNation, or to me directly at @ashafferWNTV on Twitter.


WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV


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