CLEVELAND - Frigid doesn't begin to describe how cold it was across northern Ohio early Tuesday morning. And that was before considering the wind chill.
Our latest polar blast sent temperatures well south of zero degrees this morning that ranged from -6 degrees in downtown Cleveland to -18 degrees in New Philadelphia among northern Ohio reporting stations. For the state of Ohio, the coldest reading was -23 degrees in Newark in southeast Ohio.
At Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the mercury fell to -9 degrees, or one degree shy of the record low for the date of -10 degrees set in the brutal winter of 1977.
A new record low was set in Mansfield of -15 degrees at 8:14 a.m. This breaks the old record low of -14 degrees in 1977. The Toledo Express Airport reached -10 degrees at 8:17 a.m. tying their record low for the date, also set in 1977.
Temperatures will once again fall below zero according to WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling tonight and new record lows may be set.
Here is a look at this morning's low temperatures at selected cities in northern Ohio...
Cleveland Hopkins: -9 degrees
Cleveland Burke Lakefront: -6 degrees
Lorain/Elyria: -10 degrees
Ashtabula: -9 degrees
Akron/Canton: -12 degrees
Wooster: -17 degrees
Mansfield: -15 degrees
Youngstown: -12 degrees
New Philadelphia: -18 degrees