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Ufdah! Embarass, Minnesota lives up to its name.

30 Dec 2013, 8:01 am

Monday December 30th, 2013

For folks in the Upper Midwest, 2013 is ending on a very cold note.  Temperatures this morning are reported to be as cold as 40 below zero.    Leave it to a town named “Embarass” to lead the state of Minnesota for the coldest low temperature.


And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, for cities that were 20 degrees below zero or colder.  You can see more of the list here.

Read more from the National Weather Service in Duluth. 

In both Wisconsin and Minnesota earlier this morning,  you would have been hard pressed to find a city or town above zero.



You can see when it all turned between Saturday and Sunday.  This is the 24 hour temperature change map from Sunday.


Cold for the Upper Midwest into the New Year

If you have plans for New Year’s Eve, here are the expected low temperatures by AM Wednesday.  Florida looks to be a great place to ring in the New Year if you’re not a fan of bundling up.

Forecast Highs Wednesday (New Year’s Day)

Here are the chilly high temperatures forecast for New Year’s Day on Wednesday, which will still be sub-zero across the far north and into the northern New England States.  It’s setting up to the be coldest New Year’s Day in New York City since 2009 when the high was 26 degrees.  You can read more about the history of  New Year’s Day Weather in New York here. 

Highs From Normal New Year’s Day (Wednesday)

High temperatures from normal and Wednesday (New Year’s Day) will still be well below the norm across much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Yes, 2014 is starting out on the chilly side for many.

Thanks for checking in and have a great week ahead!

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