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Posted on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 5:59 a.m.

Brace for below-zero temperatures on Tuesday morning; wind chill advisory continues

By Staff

The Ann Arbor area is awaking to a deep freeze on Tuesday, with the temperature reported at -4 F at about 5:30 a.m.

By 6 a.m., the temperatures in some areas had climbed to -2 F, but that's little consolation for anyone looking for a warmup.

In addition, a wind chill advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m., with weather forecasters warning that winds of 10 to 20 mph will make it feel colder. As of 6 a.m., even then-calm winds made the air temperature feel like -5 F.

The high could climb to 12, while overnight lows are forecast at about 7 F. Wednesday's high could reach 19.

Forecasters warn that prolonged skin exposure may lead to frost bite and hypothermia.

Read more on the weather.



Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 5:40 p.m.

Bring your pets in people!


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 5:33 p.m.

I'd like to remind the brain trust on the roads that wet pavement in extremely cold temperatures can be dangerous even if there's not a cloud in the sky. Take it easy out there.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 5:06 p.m.

Forget the global warming and climate change comments. Whatever you call it the bottom line will be to reach into your pockets to extract some "carbon taxes". Wonder who will get all of that money? It won't be we the taxpayer I can assure you of that. There are finally enough people convinced that the government can change the weather that they might now voluntarily part with more of their hard earned cash to have the government save them from climate change. Just wait until next week, it will change again, and the week after that too..................that's all the proof I need to convince me the climate is changing.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 5:19 p.m.

I have a hunch that any "carbon taxes" won't be "voluntary."


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 4:08 p.m.

Good day to work at home.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:59 p.m.

I live on the Saline side of Pittsfield (US12/Fosdick) we lost power in the middle of the night. Giant blue flash- Transformer ??? DTE estimates Wednesday eve befrore restored.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:14 p.m.

In what context does zero ("0") degrees Fahrenheit matter? Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. So many in the US would state that at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, it's "32 degrees below freezing." SHOCKING HEADLINE ALERT! Perhaps the author was confused with zero ("0") degrees *celsius,* which is also the temperature at which water freezes - in the metric world. So if we were in the UK, we'd rightfully say that at zero degrees celsius, "It's freezing outside!" PS "celsius" is used so infrequently at that it shows up as a misspelling when you type it in the commentary.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 9:53 p.m.

Yes WalkingJoe - thank you. In fact, that's what I was saying. In the US, there is nothing special about "0 degrees Fahrenheit." Water has already frozen 32 degrees higher. Here in the US, it's "32 degrees below freezing" at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 6:08 p.m.

I don't know if you noticed or not but we are in the USA not the UK and this is the system we use and the one most ordinary Americans are used to.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:16 p.m.

PS You'd think there was an institute of higher learning in this town.

Dog Guy

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:44 p.m.

When I see these below-zero temperatures on my thermometer, I think "Wow! This is expensive."


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 1:54 p.m.

Yes! Global warming is now here. Just ask Al Gore. Maybe Obama too after his speech yesterday. Go figure!

Bertha Venation

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 1:53 p.m.

Even the ol' Hoveround had trouble starting this morning.... (Note to self: SEAT WARMERS!)


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 1:40 p.m.

I have never heard of "-0" tempatures, please explain.

Cindy Heflin

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:19 p.m.

The writer meant below zero. We've changed the headline to reflect that.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:13 p.m.

From the article: "0 is neither positive nor negative." Can we get a correction,


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 3:11 p.m.

These are writers nvragain, not scientists.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:57 p.m.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:31 p.m.

Can't wait for those +0 temps!


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:21 p.m.

I get it. Zero is neither positive nor negative. The headline should read <0. Well spotted.


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 2:07 p.m.

I'll give you a visual.Go look at a outside thermometer. See those numbers under the zero ? That's the best I can help


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 12:30 p.m.

I'd make a global warming comment but that wouldn't be very original and too predictable.

Jackie Chiles

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 12:28 p.m.

Welcome back winter, after a long hiatus. Temps like this weren't newsworthy not so long ago. And bonus, usually when it is this cold it's sunny... Dress appropriately and enjoy a "proper" winter day... (I am sure I am in the minority - for the cold weather haters out there, relax you'll get your way soon enough).


Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 11:46 a.m.

At 5:00 AM on the west side of Chelsea, the temperature was 9 below. That's cold.