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Baby, it's (record breaking) cold outside!

It won't get better tonight as the mercury plunges to minus 21 with a wind chill minus 22 this evening and minus 28 overnight
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Ice has started forming on Lake Nipissing. Jeff Turl/BayToday.

Winter has come early this year. Many leaves sit on lawns unraked, and winter tires sit in garages.

There is ice on Lake Nipissing, and it totally covers some other area lakes.

Now CKAT says the cold is actually record-breaking.

Environment Canada says the temperature bottomed out this morning at 1 a.m. at minus 15.7 at the airport.

That’s 1.6 degrees colder than the city’s previous record for November 12.

The old mark was minus 14.1 set in 2013. And it won't get better tonight as the mercury plunges to minus 21 with a wind chill minus 22 this evening and minus 28 overnight. There is a risk of frostbite warning out.

If correct that will also set a new low record. Minus 18.7 was the recorded low back in 1986. There is a bit of a warming trend coming, however.

Temperatures will rebound by the end of the week. Sunday will hit plus 2 and Monday plus three but rain is also a possibility.




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Jeff is a veteran of the news biz. He's spent a lengthy career in TV, radio, print and online, covering both news and sports. He enjoys free time riding motorcycles and spoiling grandchildren.
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