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First Warning: Near record cold to end the week

SOUTH BEND, IND -- The impending arctic blast will bring near record cold this week. Temperatures remain mild through noon Tuesday then drop steady through Thursday. 

Looking at temperature data of over the past 120 years, Highs, while not record breaking they are close and in the coldest ten percentile of highs on record. Thursday is expected to be the coldest day, Record lows for this time of year are near the single digits and are not expected to be broken. 

Coldest High Temperatures ( Table 1) ThreatEx

Date 1st 2nd 3rd
11/11 30 in 1950 30 in 1894 31 in 1996
11/12 27 in 1920 27 in 1894 28 in 1995
11/13 18 in 1986 27 in 1940 28 in 1920
11/14 26 in 1911 29 in 1969 29 in 1940
11/15 20 in 1916 27 in 1933 29 in 1969
11/16 25 in 1933 29 in 1920 30 in 1997
11/17 15 in 1959 26 in 2005 28 in 1908
11/18 26 in 1951 26 in 1910 27 in 1989 

Interesting enough this is NOT the polar vortex, but it is related to it. Here's a great write-up by ABC News on how a storm in the Bering Sea can impact the Midwest.  

Long-range trends show near record cold continuing into next week. Models hint at a break in this pattern possibly in two weeks. 

Get the latest First Warning Neighborhood Weather Forecast here.

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