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Utah sees some of its lowest temperatures in years

Dominik Scythe

On Monday morning, Utah experienced some of the coldest temperatures it has ever seen. It even had the coldest spot in the nation: Peter Sinks, a natural limestone sinkhole near Bear Lake, recorded a low of 60.9 degrees below zero.

A massive snowstorm Sunday and an intense wind chill drastically dropped temperatures to the lowest Cache Valley has seen since 2017. Other areas had lows ranging from 10 to minus 29. Wind chill made those lows feel even colder by up to 25 degrees in certain areas.

Surprisingly though, this isn’t the lowest temperature ever recorded in the area. That record still belongs to a recorded negative 69.3 degrees in February 1985.

The cold caused certain schools to delay by two hours or switch to virtual learning for the day, including Cache County and Box Elder School Districts and Utah State University.

Duck is a general reporter and weekend announcer at UPR, and is studying broadcast journalism and disability studies at USU. They grew up in northern Colorado before moving to Logan in 2018, so the Rocky Mountain life is all they know. Free time is generally spent with their dog, Monty, listening to podcasts, reading or wishing they could be outside more.
Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.