I've lived here for 22 years. We get used to severe cold weather in the winter months. We get used to "lake effect" snow. We currently have 17" of snow on our patio table. We've had more than that in years past. But, I do have to say that when I woke up this morning and turned on WNDU and looked in the lower right hand corner of the screen, I had to blink and move in closer. That couldn't say -19 could it?
Yep, that's exactly what it said. -19 degrees with a windchill of -30 degrees. The newscaster demonstrated how cold this is by taking a cup of boiling water outside and tossing it into the air. It immediately turned to snow. Schools have been cancelled - too much risk of frostbite for kids waiting at bus stops. Today's temperature is a record for South Bend - dating back to 1976. They're telling us that we'll be back to normal by next week - back into the 20's. That will seem balmy, compared to today.