Toledo registers coldest New Year's Day since 1969

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - The shivering cold continues to plague those living in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Bitter cold has encased the Toledo region and New Year's Day was the coldest recorded low in nearly 50 years. The thermometer plunged to -1 which was the lowest reading since 1969.

New Year's Day is the ninth in a row with temperatures below freezing and 13abc Meteorologist Ross Ellet expects that trend to continue. Ellet says this is the coldest arctic outbreak since February 2015.

The wind chill reading may reach -20 on Tuesday which would be the lowest so far. Tuesday's high should be around 9 degrees which would set a new record for the coldest high. The current record is 10 degrees set in 1920.

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