Fluffy's body temperature was below what the clinic’s thermometers could read — 90 degrees. A cat’s normal internal body temperature is 101 degrees.
An entourage of middle-aged men in tuxedos and top hats plucked a rodent out of a box on a stage this morning and let it whisper into their ears the secrets of the atmosphere.
Businesses and schools closed, travel was disrupted and officials warned millions of people to stay inside as temperatures plunged to dangerous depths across several states.
The unincorporated community of Cotton, Minn., measured an actual temperature — not wind chill — of minus-56 degrees. It was four degrees short of the state's all-time lowest temperature.
It almost makes you want to go outside and play despite the minus-40 wind chill. Almost.
Temperatures plunged to dangerous depths across several states. Norris Camp, Minn., dropped to minus-48 degrees Wednesday morning, making the city the coldest reporting location in the Lower 48.
The wind chill is down to minus-60 degrees in Minnesota, while Chicago is almost certainly looking at one of its coldest days in city history. Several records for Jan. 30 were already broken Wednesday morning.
Temperatures could hit record lows, with wind chill estimates near minus-60.
Nearly 90 million people will experience temperatures at or below zero degrees this week from the Midwest to New England, according to the National Weather Service, and 25 million of those will face temperatures below minus-20.
Florence's winds are weakening, but some of its most devastating effects probably are yet to come.