Baby it's Cold Outside

Record breaking lows set in Midwest

 

February 18, 2021

As is common with bitter cold, seemingly good vehicle batteries quit. This scene in Nelson depicts neighbors helping neighbors survive this week's snow and frigid temperatures.

Here in south-central Nebraska, we are no strangers to miserably cold winters and dry, cracked skin, but this winter is setting records for just how cold it can get. Right now, it's -23º, give or take, here in Nelson and 23º in Juno, Alaska. I've always said I would never live in Alaska but the last week has me rethinking that decision.

The National Weather Service in Hastings has recorded record-breaking temperatures in the last week. On February 15, a new record low of -24º was recorded. The old record set in 1936 was -18º. On February 16, the low was recorded at -30º, which ti...



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