OSWEGO, NY – You had to be nuts to be outside for any period of time Monday.
This Scriba squirrel braved temperatures colder than minus 20 degrees to munch on a peanut for breakfast.
According to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service, the Port City officially got down to 11 degrees below zero.
Even though it was bitterly cold – it has been worse, he noted.
The record low for Jan. 24 is minus 13 degrees set way back in 1882.
On Jan. 17 the mercury plunged to zero. It was the first time the temperature had been at or below zero since it was minus 6 degrees on Jan. 30, 2010, and minus 1 on Jan. 10 also last year
Temperatures will climb to a more balmy 20 degrees on Tuesday.
Scattered snow showers during the day Tuesday will make for only a little additional accumulation.