Baby it's cold outside

Region endures bone chilling weekend


January 18, 2024

Jeff Moberg

A bull dreams of summer pastures south of Sundance on Tuesday morning.

Over a weekend of life-threatening cold that saw weather warnings issued across most of the lower 48, local records were broken as the temperature kept right on dropping.

The bitter temperatures were caused by Arctic air migrating down from Canada. Wind chills were low enough at times for frostbite to affect exposed skin within five to ten minutes.

The lowest wind chills in Crook County were recorded on Saturday morning, just after 5 a.m., when Sundance and the area east of Pine Haven saw chills at -57 degrees F. The actual temperature in Sundance at that time was -39 degrees.

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