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How cold is it? Barrie sets new temperature record for Dec. 28

Coldest Dec. 28 in 84 years
2017-12-28 Kempenfelt Bay frozen
A frosty Kempenfelt Bay on the morning of Dec. 28, 2017. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

How low can we go?  Barrie has smashed an 84-year-old weather record for cold temperatures. 

We set a new temperature record for the coldest Dec. 28. The new record is -32.6.  The old record was -26.7 set in 1933.

Records started in 1866.

The wind chill at 8 a.m. was -40 at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. 

And on that frosty note, Kempenfelt Bay is frozen over, although it's too soon to break out the ice huts. 

Windsor, Kitchener, Niagara Falls and Kingston also set new records for low temps. 

Sue Sgambati

About the Author: Sue Sgambati

Sue has had a 30-year career in journalism working for print, radio and TV. She is a proud member of the Barrie community.
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