Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
It was cold back when you were walking to school in 1885, the last time Duluth hit -40.
So says the NWS website, with -39 F in 1972 and 1996, but I clearly remember the radio weather report before I left home that cold frosty morning. Must have been 1962 or 1963. Note that the airport is way up on the hill, and I lived down below.

Meanwhile, today would have set a new record for lowest high temperature in Chicago, except that the temperature was falling at midnight and the official high temperature therefore was set at 12:01 AM.