"Cold Spell" here
February 18, 2021
Yes, it has been cold outside! Temperatures around and below zero at night with wind chill readings even colder. It doesn't seem the days are much warmer.
This stretch of cold is weather is a "cold spell." A cold spell is defined (dictionary.com) as a series of days with temperatures below 20 degrees. A cold spell is colder than a "cold wave." A cold wave means the weather is below freezing for several days. Both are colder than a simple "cold snap" which is just a brief period of colder than normal temperatures.
The coldest recorded temperature in Kansas occurred about this time o...