5 US Cities Where It's Astoundingly Cold - Page 2

Omaha broke an 1884 record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 2, 2018 8:20 AM CST

  1. In Aberdeen, SD, the mercury dropped to a record-breaking minus 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The city's previous New Year's Day record had stood for 99 years.
  2. In Nebraska, temperatures hit 15 below zero before midnight Sunday in Omaha, breaking a record low dating to 1884. Omaha officials cited the forecast in postponing the 18th annual New Year's Eve Fireworks Spectacular that draws around 30,000 people.
  3. It was colder in Des Moines, Iowa, where city officials closed a downtown outdoor ice skating plaza and said it wouldn't reopen until the city emerged from sub-zero temperatures. The temperature hit 20 below zero early Monday, with the wind chill dipping to negative 31 degrees.
  4. The weather service said temperatures in Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees for Jan. 2 set in 1887. Indianapolis Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday on all its campuses due to the predicted sub-zero temperatures.
  5. And in Duluth, Minn., a city known for its bitter cold winters, the wind chill dipped to 36 below zero.

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