Cold and Colder

Canada had its first -50 F temperatures of the winter season on January 7, shown in these two MODIS images below of Hudson Bay. NASA's Aqua satellite provided these frosty winter glimpses.
If you think that's cold, just look at the MODIS image below showing Oymyakon, Siberia, at a frigid -74 F on January 6. The daily high temperature on Sunday, January 4 was -70 F. Oh my, that's cold! Note the warmth bleeding through the ice just off the southern coast of Siberia. Also on the 6th, it was -32 F in Littlefork, MN. That seems comfortable by comparison.

Images created by Scott Bachmeier and Liam Gumley at SSEC

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