This is how cold we were to end December and begin January

The region saw quite a cold snap to round out 2017 and start 2018, as we spent a couple of weeks with below normal temperatures. Here's a look at just how cold we were.

The period of time the region spent with below normal temperatures started on Sunday, December 24, 2017 and lasted until Saturday, January 6, 2018-- which is exactly two weeks.

In this time, at Hector International Airport in Fargo, we saw 5 days with high temperatures below zero. The coldest high was on December 30 when we were -15. Three of the days we saw lows below -20.The lowest temperature we saw in the stretch was -24 just before sunrise on Sunday, December 31.

Eight of the 14 days we saw temperatures average 15 degrees below normal, and we were 20 degrees below normal for 4 of those days.

We did get a slight warmup on Tuesday, January 2, when we had some snow and a southerly wind. The high for the day was 17 degrees, which was 1 below the normal high. However, we were back in the deep freeze the next day. We were very dry for the period with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for most days.