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Record-breaking cold air arrives for New Year’s, warning ends for Waterloo Region

Last Updated Jan 1, 2018 at 9:35 am EDT

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

It’s a bitter start to the New Year, with freezing cold temperatures arriving just in time to wrap up 2017.

An extreme cold warning has now ended for Waterloo Region, after frigid temperatures arrived overnight Saturday with a fresh surge of Arctic air – and it was a record-breaker here in Waterloo Region.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday, Environment Canada says we were sitting at minus 27.5, with a wind chill of minus 35. That shatters the old record low of minus 22.2, set way back in 1970.

Another weather record was broken on New Year’s Day, as a temperature of minus 26.4 was recorded around 2 a.m. – the old record low for January 1st was minus 21.1, set in 1964.

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