Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published January 08 2013
Weather Talk: Change could remind us how cold it can get hereAlthough the temperatures this winter are running 10 to 15 degrees colder than last year, bitterly cold weather has generally been absent. We had a couple of mornings in the teens below zero, but we all know it can get much colder.
The bitterly cold air so far this season has been bottled up in Alaska and in Asia. China is suffering through the coldest winter in 28 years. It has been so cold that Laizhou Bay (the large bay east of Beijing) has frozen over in coastal locations, trapping around 1,000 ships. A severe cold snap across Russia into Eastern Europe has been blamed for over 200 deaths. The Russian city of Ojmjakon in Siberia, often called the coldest town on Earth, recently recorded a low of minus 73 degrees.
The pattern change that appears to be coming this weekend will bring at least a piece of that cold air from Asia into our area, and it may remind us how cold this area can get.
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