Well the good news is that we aren't in this alone. Wind chill warnings/advisories span all the way from the Midwest to the Northeast and into Quebec. Cold temps have also prompted a Flood Watch for many as the bitter cold increases the potential for ice jams! So this begs the question... When was the last time that we had highs in the single digits and lows below zero for this long? I found the answers...
But first, here's a look at the going temps so far and the forecast:
1/22/2013 High= 12F, Low= 1F (official)
1/23/2013 High= 0F, Low= -7F (unofficial)
1/24/2013 High= 1F, Low= -8F (forecast)
1/25/2013 High= 7F, Low= -1F (forecast)
The last time that we had 3 consecutive nights in Burlington below zero was January 22-24, 2011. This period of time also marks the last time that we had 2 consecutive days when high temperatures were recorded in the single digits!
1/22/2011 High= 17F, Low= -1F (official)
1/23/2011 High= 5F, Low= -8F (official)
1/23/2011 High= 1F, Low= -19F (official)