According to the Updraft Blog and weather experts all over, this week is, on average, the coldest week of the year. As I understand it, about a month after the Winter Solstice, cold arctic air has finally made it to Minnesota, hangs out for a while and then starts moving out.
So, it's pretty cold. Low temperatures are solidly in the single digit negatives, moving into double digit negatives with windchill during the night.
I'm thinking of how to put a positive spin on this one, but I can't. It's cold.