As we begin 2014, it will usher in record cold temperatures. Next week looks quite cold as this forecast for Tuesday shows.
Image from Dr. Ryan Maue, WeatherBell
International Falls, MN set a new record with -42ºF.
RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN 504 AM CST THU JAN 02 2014 ...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...THE TEMPERATURE WAS -42 DEGREES AT 5 AM IN INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN. THIS TEMPERATURE BREAKS THE OLD RECORD LOW FOR THIS DATE OF -37 DEGREES...WHICH WAS SET IN 2010. THE TEMPERATURE WILL LIKELY FALL FURTHER THIS MORNING.
The International Falls, MN Airport had a record of 8 days with a temperature of less than -30 F in December. This breaks the old record of 7 days. The coldest temperature was -37 on the morning of the 30th. The high temperature for the month was 34 degrees on the 27th.
Many other cities are feeling the cold blast:
Compilation from NWS, Duluth.
More on the way for much of the nation, this map shows the probability of temperatures below -20ºC (-4ºF):