Arctic Blast Arrives Monday Night

7:13 PM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bitterly cold air arrives in the Triad Monday night, with temperatures dropping to record levels by Tuesday.

Strong winds gusting to 30 mph will combine with cold air to make it feel like it is between -5° and -10° by daybreak Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the entire area until Tuesday afternoon.

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Actual air temperatures will fall to around 6° overnight, shattering the record low of 14° for the date. Lows in the single digits haven't been seen in the Triad since 2004 and temperatures colder than tonight's low of 6° haven't been seen since 1996.

What's the coldest it's ever been in the Triad? That would be -8° set back on Jan. 21, 1985.

This blast of pure Arctic Air is thanks to a cold front that moved through midday Monday, opening the flood gates to air from the North Pole.

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