Those heading back to work or school Monday morning after their Holiday breaks were treated to some frigid temperatures – in fact, the coldest of the year!
Thermometers maxed out in the mid to upper 20s shortly after midnight Monday morning, but quickly fell to a dismal 12 degrees by sunrise.
Making matters worse out there were consistent winds of between 10 and 15 mph, creating wind chills – or how cold it actually feels – to well below zero. Elementary schools in both Sunapee and Claremont combated these conditions by keeping students indoors during recess, while local ski resorts like Ragged and Mount Sunapee remained open for those daring enough to hit the slopes.
Freezing temperatures are being welcomed by some though, as local ponds and lakes haven’t yet generated enough ice to support bob houses for ice fishing.
Temperatures have been in the single digits now for the past couple hours, and will reach a dismal low of just three degrees later Monday night.