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Coldest Night In Two Decades Is Tonight

Two hundred fifty National Guardsmen have been deployed to help in the aftermath of Sunday's storm. They've performed about three dozen rescue missions.

First the snowstorm, now the bitter cold. Meteorologist Michael Koch says Indiana will see its coldest night in 20 years tonight.

“If you’re traveling anywhere – first of all try not to unless you need to,” says Koch. “But if you do make sure you bring a lot of clothes, blankets, definitely gloves. Have plenty of gas in your vehicle in case you get stuck or something like that.”

Temperatures are expected to dip to 12 degrees below zero with a windchill factor making it feel like 30 degrees below zero. However, the coldest January 6 night on record in Indianapolis remains -20 degrees. That was back in 1884.

Koch says the cold will hang around Tuesday.”It’s going to warm up to a balmy six degrees tomorrow – above zero,” Koch laughs. ” So it will not be quite as cold, but still dangerously cold. The widnchill as low as negative nine.”

Overnight lows Tuesday will also be around six degrees. Temperatures will warm up into the upper 20s later Wednesday.


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